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Take two minutes

What a very good idea, just have to reblog this.

The official blog for the North York Moors National Park

Alison Goodwin, Moor to Sea Project* Officer

Most of us will have seen the shocking images from David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 programme: oceans full of plastic and beaches filled with detritus. On our UK beaches, the Marine Conversation Society revealed in 2018 that just under 7 tonnes of litter was collected at a handful of beaches over a 3 year period.

Since then there’s been a grassroots-level movement emerge with people keen to do more. Whitby Beach Sweep is one such community organization. Running since February 2018 in association with Surfers against Sewage, they’ve been organising community litter picks along Whitby beaches. Eager to expand their focus to reach wider audiences, they’ve now linked up with the #2minutebeachclean board initiative. By promoting the scheme through social media, and by having a physical board sited on the beach, it’s hoped others will be encouraged to lend a hand.

Close up on a #2minutebeachclean board. Copyright NYMNPA.

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Comments on: "Take two minutes" (6)

  1. Joanne S said:

    Could surely use his one our beaches!

  2. Great idea! If everyone does their part, taking just a little bit of time, we can make this planet a better place for the future.

  3. fantastic idea.

  4. Great idea! I hope they don’t have to replace those ‘litter picker uppers’ too often as I can imagine they are something people would wander off with.

  5. This is true in so many situations. I am always surprised when I see litter at our local park when there are trash cans everywhere. Sometimes the trash is left just a few feet from the can as if it was too emotionally draining for the person to take a short walk to the trash can! (or they are just complete idiots)

  6. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    We have these on some of our local beaches. I think they are a brilliant idea.

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