Beach litter ranking revealed

S01553H13 Cleaning up Shoreham Beach
S01553H13 Cleaning up Shoreham Beach

FIGURES just released by the Marine Conservation Society reveal where Shoreham Beach ranks in the UK in terms of litter.

Friends of Shoreham Beach took part in the Beachwatch Big Weekend last September and collected 10 bags of rubbish. That places Shoreham at 154 out of 203 beaches cleaned.

The society said Beachwatch 2013 revealed more litter than ever before on British beaches.

A spokesman said: “Our beaches are becoming coastal dumping grounds and we need more people to act now and either join a regular beach clean or make lifestyle changes to help stop the litter getting their in the first place.”

The Friends were back for a Beach Clean event on Saturday, part of their regular litter clearance programme.