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Here Are the Top Ten Items of Rubbish Removed From Yorkshire's Beaches in 2019

Here Are the Top Ten Items of Rubbish Removed From Yorkshire's Beaches in 2019

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 28th December 2019.

Volunteer beach Cleaners have carried out 72 beach sweeps on the Yorkshire Coast this year removing over 90 sacks of rubbish.

The Yorkshire Wildlife trust says the waves of waste project has been supported by over 12 hundred volunteers.

Lisa O'Boyle runs the cleans in Filey and says they've found items that have been literally floating around for many years.

Lisa says one of the items they find most often are cigarette butts.

The Waves of Waste project is run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and regularly runs beach clean that are open to the public along the Yorkshire coast. In 2019 the top ten items the volunteers collected from Yorkshire's beaches were..

1.       Plastic/polystyrene pieces (0-50cm)
2.       Cigarette butts
3.       String/cord/rope/net (thickness 0-1cm)
4.       Packets (crisps, sweets, lolly’s etc.)
5.       Glass
6.       Fishing line
7.       Wet wipes
8.       Plastic bags 
9.       Cloth (clothing, shoes, towels etc.)
10.     Caps and lids

 

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