Sunday, January 29, 2017

Awesome Deal Beach Clean today

We had a fantastic response to our first Deal  Beach Clean of 2017 - over 42 people volunteered their time and we had lots of families, scouts, WI and Rotary club members involved today. 

In a little over an hour we collected over 85kgs of rubbish - a lot of small plastic, fishing line and even some congealed palm oil solids which are poisonous to dogs was found.

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers x

The next beach clean will be part of the 'Great British Spring Clean' on Sunday 5th March at 9:30am meeting at the Sea Cafe on Walmer Green.

We are also going to participate in the Great Nurdle Hunt on next Sunday 5th Feb meeting at Deal Pier at Noon. We are going to see if we can find any at the low water level of the beach

Nurdles are small plastic pellets about the size of a lentil. Countless billion are used each year to make nearly all our plastic products but many end up washing up on our shores.

Spills and mishandling by industry can mean nurdles end up at sea. Our planets oceans are now accumulating nurdles in worryingly large numbers.
Unlike large pieces of plastic marine litter, nurdles are so small that they go largely unnoticed.

However scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about their effect on our delicate marine ecosystem.

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