National MCS Beachwatch

Group of litter pickers from LUAS

 

After a period of glorious weather, volunteers from various organisations from the North West came together to preserve the natural beauty from Formby to Ainsdale, as well as coastlines around the country.  The beach clean which covered 6 miles of the coastline and assisting the local community in doing so. 

Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter.  The national programme, was something that on behalf of RAF Woodvale, Liverpool University Air Squadron were delighted to assist the local community with.  We plan to continue supporting the local area with similar programmes and strive to make a positive impact in the community.  The next planned beach clean is in September 2018.

 

Staff picking up litter

 

During the beach clean a total of 357kg of litter was collected with over 1761 separate items of plastic, included in that figure was 400 items of plastic/polystyrene 0> 2.5 cm in size and 379 items of food packaging e.g. crisps, sweets etc.

Andy Laverick, the MCS Sea Champion gave thanks to all the volunteers involved thanking them for their support.

Organisations taking part:

Liverpool University Air Squadron – RAF Woodvale

Amey Consulting

Barclays Bank

Brakes Food Services

Britvic Soft Drinks

Cemex

M&S Bank

Merseyrail

Riverside Support

Santander

Transpennine Express

The next planned beach clean for Formby to Ainsdale is on

17th September 2018

 

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