Marine litter poses a growing threat to our aquatic and coastal environment. Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enters the world’s oceans every year, equivalent to dumping one bin lorry of plastic per minute into the world’s oceans.

To show that Wales is rising to this global challenge, we worked with partners to launch an ambitious new campaign – the All Wales Beach Clean!

The All Wales Beach Clean took place between 14 and 30 September.

The issue of marine litter isn’t just relevant to coastal communities. In fact, 80% is from land-based sources – so we also want to target rivers and other watercourses. The map below shows what events took place as part of the All Wales Beach Clean campaign. 

We worked with a range of partners on the All Wales Beach Clean, including MCS, the National Trust and members of the Green Sea Partnership.

Of course, the All Wales Beach Clean wouldn’t be possible without the support of McDonald’s restaurants across Wales.

The campaign has also received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government.

    

    

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