Marine litter beneath the sea (Rizkiyanto)

Beach cleans/reducing plastic

You can help in reducing litter and man-made debris on the beaches through joining a local beach clean or take part in your own #TwoMinuteBeachclean when on the beach. By removing litter, you are reducing the impacts which the litter could have on marine life through entanglement, ingestion of plastics and accumulation of chemicals into their tissues. Many organisations organise beach cleans or provide equipment on loan to help support them such as:

Information on upcoming beach cleans in Pembrokeshire is shared on the Pembrokeshire Beach Cleans group on Facebook managed by Surfers Against Sewage volunteers.

It is essential that you dispose of your rubbish safely after collecting it. If you can, take it home and sort it into your own recycling. Otherwise contact Pembrokeshire County Council and arrange for collection.

Reception facilities are available at some ports and harbours that recycle beach collected clean fishing-related debris. See Odyssey Innovation and Sea Trust.

Microplastics on the strandline (Sue Burton)