On Monday, Melissa Tiplady and her family decided to enjoy the sunshine with a BBQ in the back garden and then take an evening walk along Blyth Beach once the crowds had disappeared.
A little litter is inevitable, but Melissa was truly shocked, disappointed, sad and angry at what was left behind:
"This isn't litter that had been washed up. You could literally see where people had been sitting, got up without a thought, leaving their trash behind."
Amongst the items removed were....
- 3x nappies
- Baby wipes - too many to count
- Cigarette butts again too many to count
- Socks x 4
- Sun cap x1
- Kitchen roll
- Sweet and crisp wrappers
- Icecream tubs
- Small and large plastic bottles
- Lollipop sticks
- Ice Cream spoons
Cleaning Up Blyth's Beaches
Melissa and Steven are part of the North East Beach Clean team - dedicated to removing litter from beaches up and down the North East coast.
"Here in the North East of England we are so lucky to have some of the country’s if not worlds best beaches."
Plastic is mounting up across the world polluting our seas and oceans. Killing millions of creatures on land and in the sea.
If you are out enjoying a walk on one of our beaches whether it’s alone, family and friends or with a dog, take a bag along with you and pick up as much plastic as possible and post a picture of the results. You’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll fill your bag."
More information on the fantastic work carried out by North East Beach Clean:
What is South Beach Radio?
South Beach Radio - News & Views for Blyth
Coming soon... a community radio station serving Blyth and the immediate area with a view to launching on DAB digital radio next year.
We are just running a test stream for now so enjoy the music and feel free to like and comment on your favourite songs!
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