Big Spring Beach Clean 2017 – Lead Your Community
Today we are launching the Big Spring Beach Clean 2017! This year’s event will take place over the week of the 3rd – 9th April and we are calling for 300 individuals, educational institutions, community groups and local businesses to get involved by organising their own beach cleans.
Marine plastic pollution is our priority issue and we are delighted to be joining forces with Ecover who have pioneered the use of reclaimed marine plastic in their limited edition Ocean Plastic Bottle since 2014. The Big Spring Beach Clean will see 10,000 volunteers help remove 50,000* plastic bottles from UK beaches, recycling many into reusable, refillable Ecover Ocean Plastic Bottles in 2018. By collecting plastic that would pollute out oceans and converting it into functional packaging, Ecover’s Ocean Plastic Bottle raises awareness about using plastic conscientiously.
The role of our Lead Volunteers has never been more important. AS we strive to maximise the positive impacts of the Big Spring Beach Clean we need the support of people like you who are willing to go that extra mile to protect your favourite beaches.
Over 100 of last year’s Lead Volunteers have already registered their Autumn Beach Cleans, so you’ll be joining a highly experienced volunteer army!
* We aim to remove and recycle 50,000 suitable plastic bottles from UK beaches across our 2017 beach clean projects. Up to 20,000 of which will be included in Ecover’s Ocean Plastic Bottle Project.