Mersea Island played host to our first beach clean under the surfers against sewage banner. We were overwhelmed with the turn out and the amount of helpers on hand for the day, we were also overwhelmed by the sheer amount of plastic gathered in such a short time on a very familiar and clean looking stretch of sand, the amount of bin bags shocked us personally and other locals who use this stretch of coast so often.
While we hosted the beach clean our good friends over at hosted their annual SUP race which, even due to the Roaring South Easterly winds provided great viewing.
While we're familiar with picking up litter on the way back to the van after a surf, working with SAS, organising this clean and spending more time around the plastic pollution issue has highlighted the severity of whats at hand. While we haven't got the same sized stage to preach these issues, our friends over at SAS have. Give em a follow and dig deep if you can. They have put together a great team who genuinely make sure your money goes as far as it possibly can.
We will be organising another clean shortly.
Shouts go out to all who donned gloves and grabbed a bin bag on the day, massive thanks to all who helped organise such a killer event.