Hotel staff tackle beach clean

The team collected 20 bags of rubbish.

The team collected 20 bags of rubbish. - Credit: Archant

Employees at a Congresbury hotel swapped their usual routine for a day at the beach, spending hours collecting rubbish.

Staff from DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House, took to Uphill beach to take part in a beach clean.

The team collected 20 bags of waste which will be recycled.

General manager Mehmet Kandemir said: “The issue of plastic waste in our seas and oceans really hit home when Sir David Attenborough highlighted the problem on the acclaimed Blue Planet 2 TV programme.

“Making small changes can have a big impact, especially if collectively we all do something.

“At Cadbury House for example, we stopped using water cooler bottles and switched to a water purification system. This means we don’t take delivery of any plastic water bottles.

“Collecting so much rubbish in one day made the whole team realise the scale of the issue.”