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Well done to all the volunteers who collected a staggering 104kg of waste from Formby beach

A team of local Marine Conservation Society (MCS) volunteers have helped clean over 11 bags of rubbish from Victoria Road Beach, Formby on Tuesday 25th of February 2020. The event was part of the charity’s Beachwatch project. Led by from Andy Laverick, the 15 volunteers collected and recorded the rubbish found along a 200 metre plus stretch of beach. The data will help MCS identify the main sources of litter on Victoria Road Beach, Formby and keep the issue of the dangers of marine litter high on the local agenda. The beach litter survey recorded a staggering 104 kg of waste; this includes 288 separate items of plastic. The top 3 finds from this event are shown below: Scrap Metal – 109 Plastic / polystyrene pieces: 0 - 2.5 cm = 73 Plastic / polystyrene pieces: 2.5 - 50 cm = 41 Thanks must go to everyone who volunteered or who supported this event such as the team at National Trust Formby. Andy Laverick says these beaches clean are vital: “Beach litter isn’t just unsightly; it can also be very dangerous to both humans and wildlife. MCS is working towards ensuring local communities right up to UK governments work together to try and stop littering at source. If you would like to get involved in future events, then please contact or tweet us at @FormbyMarine

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