Surfers Against Sewage announced yesterday the Autumn Beach and River Clean 2018!
They are partnering up with Greggs, Environment Agency, British Canoeing, Ecover UK, Parley for the Oceans and REN Skincare.
The Autumn Beach and River Clean, taking place between the 20th - 28th October with the aim of mobilising 15,000 volunteers from coastal and inland communities to help clean 400 beaches and 60 rivers.
Since its launch in 2011, this project has seen over 28,000 volunteers remove 80,000kg of marine plastic pollution (the equivalent of over 19,500 bin bags) at 932 Autumn Beach Clean events!
So if you are in the UK then sign up today to lead a clean at your nearest beach or river here: https://www.sas.org.uk/news/calling-all-beach-and-river-clean-leaders/
This year for the first time they have included river cleans in their Autumn Clean. This introduction is a bid to stop the plastic pollution before it reaches our coastlines. Taking into account the length of the longest river in the UK (the Severn) and its average speed, it is estimated that a piece of litter dropped upstream could reach the sea in less than 44 hours!