Great British Beach Clean

Event Date: 17/09/21 - 26/09/21

The Great British Beach Clean is a week-long citizen science event, where hundreds of beach cleans take place up and down the UK. This year’s Great British Beach Clean will take place between Friday 17th – Sunday 26th September 2021.

Litter data collected drives our conservation work and also feeds into the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC). On every clean people are asked to run a litter survey: recording all the items of rubbish they find in a 100m stretch. The Marine Conservation Society then use this data to campaign for real change.

There have been some great results, your data has been used to make a positive impact on our oceans – including the introduction of the plastic bag charge, banning microplastics in personal care products, better wet wipe labelling, and supporting a tax on single-use plastic items.

But there is still so much to do to stop the litter plaguing our beaches. To find out more and to join in visit Great British Beach Clean. 

You can find local events here.