Cleanup effort sees 68kg collected from Seaton Beach

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 25 September 2018

Seaton beach clean organiser Ian Waite and his wife Yvonne at the 2017 event. Picture: SUBMITTED

Seaton beach clean organiser Ian Waite and his wife Yvonne at the 2017 event. Picture: SUBMITTED

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More than 50 volunteers helped clear away rubbish left on Seaton’s beach recently.

A large clean-up effort was staged at the beach on Sunday, September 16 as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean weekend.

Organiser Ian Waite representing Axe Vale and District Conservation Society revealed that 68 kilogrammes of rubbish was picked up during the-two hour session.

He said: “A large proportion of the weight came from two beach party sites. There were numerous bottles, cans and barbecue remains. Once again plastic, in various forms, was the main culprit.”

The previous afternoon, members of Seaton Bay Watersports cleaned the beach east of the river mouth and collected 20 kilogrammes of rubbish.

The Great British Beach Clean is the biggest beach clean and survey in the UK.

The information collected has helped make some of the most significant impacts on beach litter.

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