Around 70 generous volunteers joined team members from Trecco Bay Holiday Park this weekend to take part in the Great British Beach Clean.
Held between Friday 16 and Sunday 25 September, the event is run by the Marine Conservation Society to aid conversation work and help keep our seas clean.
The Trecco Bay event is one of the largest beach cleans in the area and was organised in partnership with Coastal Reserve Wines and Plastic Oceans.
An impressive amount of litter was collected, weighing in at a total of 63kg, or more than 138lbs. Data on the items collected will help further the Marine Conservation Society’s environmental work, and will also be included in the International Coastal Clean-up analysis.
Trecco Bay is one of many Parkdean Resorts holiday parks across England, Scotland and Wales that is taking part in a beach clean event, where volunteers come together to pick up litter found along the coast.
Last year, Parkdean Resorts carried out an impressive 22 beach cleans with the help of 330 generous volunteers, with 17 held in England, 3 in Scotland and 2 in Wales. An astounding 124.5 bags of litter were collected, made up of 5,748 pieces of litter and weighing in at a total of 230.1kg, or more than 500 lbs. This year, Parkdean Resorts is increasing its activity with over 30 beach cleans taking place.
Parkdean Resorts is the UK’s largest holiday park operator, and its 66 unique parks across the UK are home to over 3,500 acres of land including forests, peatbogs, rivers, beaches and headlands in some of the UK’s finest beauty spots.
Parkdean say they’re committed to caring for its people, parks and planet to create a positive environmental impact on nature and resources, and to acting responsibly for the long-term sustainability of its business.
Jane Bates, Director of Sustainability and Procurement, Parkdean Resorts, said: “We’re committed to protecting our environment at Parkdean Resorts, and we’re thrilled to be participating in the Great British Beach Clean once again this year.
“Last year’s event was a huge success, and we’re hoping for another fantastic turnout this year. It’s hugely important for us to protect our seas and beaches, and we’re thrilled to be able to contribute to the Marine Conservation Society’s ongoing work.”
Morrisons offers shoppers money off fuel vouchers as cost of living crisis continues to bite
Young Mostyn goes a long way to thank hospital staff after bone marrow transplant
Hundreds sign petition to make a Llanelli road safer
Free School Meals: Welsh Government do not know how many primary schools in Wales require upgrades to kitchens
Swansea sports clubs who play on council-owned pitches to get further support
Latest consultation dates announced for massive new Fforestfach solar farm
Masterplan launched to transform a Swansea community
Retired teacher dies after Burry Port assault
Llanelli residents encouraged to ‘Beat the Street’ and get active as part of new interactive game
Energy awareness hub has saved Swansea residents thousands say council
Bus drivers set to walk out in First Cymru pay dispute
From stamps and coins to passports and police helmets: What will change following the death of the Queen
Gorseinon pub overlooking rugby and cricket club could become flats
Smoke seen for miles as former Cinderella nightclub on Mumbles Pier catches fire
Council suspends non-essential services on September 19
Plans for apartments on former Neath Workingmen’s Club site
Pembrokeshire crowds ready to welcome 10th IRONMAN Wales
Bus strikes back on after Queen’s funeral postponement
Tributes paid to HM Queen Elizabeth II as communities prepare mourning arrangements
Man arrested for attempted murder in Aberavon crossbow incident
Bridgend6 days ago
Bus strike cancelled after First Cymru and unions come to agreement
Cycling2 days ago
Former Pontarddulais railway line transformed into new walking and cycling route
Port Talbot1 day ago
Police appeal for information after fatal Port Talbot crash
Cricket2 days ago
Pontarddulais Cricket Club secures support from national housebuilder
Transport for Wales2 days ago
Majority of trains across Wales to be hit by fresh strike action
Film & TV6 days ago
Council joins with Odeon to make silver screen offer for the over 50s
Dance5 days ago
Strictly Come Dancing: Ellie Simmonds talks first dances, fake tan and facing off for Glitterball glory
Port Talbot3 days ago
How one woman’s tragic loss helped save a child given just hours to live