The Beach Clean Project
In 2006, a UNEP study estimated 1 million seabirds die for mistaking plastic for food every year as well as around 100,000 sea mammals. The increase in use of plastics, namely plastic bags and bottles, are the main cause of environmental damage to our beaches. Students from the University of Exeter and Falmouth University have decided to tackle this issue by taking matters into their own hands!
This project is open to all students on all courses, as well as local people with a passion for the coast.
You may have been to beach cleans before but we’re hoping to make ours a bit different. You can help to keep Cornwall clean whilst gaining experience in data collection with our very own surveys, enjoy some exciting guest speakers and socials. We have a few local partnerships (Beach Care, SAS, AK Wildlife Cruises to name but a few) who we’ll be working closely with, so this could open many more doors for the project and for you.
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