Living Seas Not Littered Seas

Living Seas Volunteers conducting a beach clean

Living Seas Volunteers conducting a beach clean

Rubbish collected on our first beach clean of 2018

Rubbish collected on our first beach clean of 2018

For over 15 years the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre have been tackling marine litter on New Quay’s beaches and the surrounding area. The dedicated Living Seas Team of staff and volunteers, host regular community litter picks and conduct beach cleans daily throughout the summer months.

Since 2011 the team have been recording the amount of litter collected, categories include plastic, cigarette butts, glass, rope/fishing gear, polystyrene and much more. During this time volunteers have spent over 950 hours collecting a staggering 157,736 pieces of litter which has included over 50,000 pieces of plastic! Click here to see more of our beach clean stats.

To kick start 2018, Year of The Sea in Wales, we asked the local community to join us for a beach clean. Over 50 volunteers attended the event helping to collect 25 rubbish filled bags from the three beaches in New Quay! If you would like to join our Living Seas Team for a beach clean we are running monthly clean ups over 2018, please visit our website or Facebook page for more details.

You can also make a difference by making a few small changes to reduce your use of single-use plastic. Click here to see our top tips for cutting out plastic.