Sea Life Sanctuary staff and beach clean volunteers thought there would not be much litter to pick up at Old Hunstanton this year. How wrong they were.
During the beach clean-up they filled bag after bag…with 356 assorted sweet and sandwich wrappers, 17 items of clothing, 75 drinks cans, 96 wet-wipes, 30 glass bottles, 56 plastic bags, 20 foil wrappers and much more.
Staff from Hunstanton sea Life Sanctuary were accompanied by the 1st Ashill Scout Group, Sainsbury’s staff, Redgate Junior School and many more willing helpers, who collectively filled 22 bin bags full of rubbish in just under an hour.
“We were genuinely horrified by the amount of human debris we collected this year,” said Sea Life’s Jana Sirova, “and we’re really hoping that things will improve in the future by raising public awareness on this issue.” Picture submitted
The event is part of a round-Britain cleanup organised by the Marine Conservation Society and helps provide data for its annual report on the state of Britain’s beaches.