I run Snowdonia beach clean across Gwynedd in North Wales and the Plastic Free Gwynedd programme. The community have really got behind the beach cleans and together with the community we have removed a huge number of plastics from our local beaches over the last few years.
The problem of plastic waste is constantly being highlighted at a local level. In 2019 the youngest Sperm whale was washed up on a local beach and its stomach contained plastic sheeting. I have completed long distance swims and become sick from polluted waters. So the issue of cleaner water ways is still a huge problem in the U.K and globally.
In my spare time I like to swim and dive. I use swimming adventure activism to highlight issues in our waterways. If you are in Snowdonia and would like to join us follow @snowdnoiabeachclean