Portishead litter pick held for World Clean Up Day

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 September 2018

Alex McKie and Vanessa Pateman of TurnThe Tide the clean
. Picture: Jeremy Long

Alex McKie and Vanessa Pateman of TurnThe Tide the clean . Picture: Jeremy Long

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More than 20 bags of rubbish have been collected during a litter pick in Portishead.

Dozens of volunteers gathered at The Captain’s Cabin in Lockside on Saturday to take part in the litter pick.

The event was organised for World Clean Up Day by Turn The Tide Portishead, a group which is tackling marine pollution in the area.

A Turn The Tide Portishead spokesman said: “Huge thank you to all the volunteers who came to help at our World Clean Up Day at Portishead marina.

“About 60 volunteers collected more than 20 big bags of litter, including a ridiculous number of cigarette butts.

“It was amazing to see so many volunteers of all ages helping out and educating each other.”

Millions of people across 150 countries united to clean up beaches, rivers, forests and streets in World Clean Up Day.

The initiative started 10 years ago in Estonia when four per cent of the population united to clean up illegally dumped waste.

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