Beach is A Tip

A clean-up team organised by Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary filled 18 bags full of rubbish from Old Hunstanton Beach on 21st September 2014.

More than 2,100 items were collected altogether; including 11 shoes and 200 pieces of plastic, everyone a potential death trap for sea creatures.
beach clean 2014
beach clean 2014 "What makes it even more appalling is the fact that council litter pickers do their own weekly clean-up, and there are litter bins every 25 metres or so along the shoreline," said Sea Life´s Jana Sirova.

Thirty volunteers turned out to assist with the annual "deep clean" which covered 100 metre stretch.
The local Sainsbury´s supermarket even provided a delegation. Other items picked up included 209 crisp bags, 57 plastic bags, 46 glass bottles, 43 drink cans and 163 wet wipes.

"It´s really sad that so many people seem to care so little for the environment," said Jana. "One plastic bag in the sea can be all it takes to kill a rare sea turtle, for example, shore animals, seals and other marine creatures can be killed or suffer gruesome injuries from plastic ties or tin cans."
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Beach Clean "Plastics are particularly problematic because they don´t degrade. There are patches of plastic in the middle of oceans the size of islands."

The Sanctuary plans to continue with its annual clean-ups, even if the benefit it brings prove to be short-lived.

Press Release issued by the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary

For more details please contact: Jana Sirova on 01485 533576
Date: 26th September 2014

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