Resources launched to support Great British Beach Clean

Schools are urged to get behind the Great British Beach Clean, with a suite of new lesson resources available.

Run by the Marine Conservation Society, the event takes place from September 17 to 26 when pupils get hands-on with beach cleans or inland litter picks and learn about ocean pollution.

The charity has created a pack of lessons and resources for primary and secondary ages focusing on marine litter. Students can explore the plastics problem from their classroom or take part in their own beach, street, park or playground clean.

Last year, Marine Conservation Society volunteers found an average of 425 items of litter for every 100 metres of beach cleaned in the UK.

Inland, 70 per cent of litter picks taking place on streets and in parks found PPE litter from the pandemic, including masks, while 99 per cent found drinks containers.

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