There are loads of things you can do to help improve the beauty of the beach!
7 things you can do to help
1. Make sure all your rubbish and litter goes in a bin, whether you're at home, out and about or down on the beach – and recycle wherever possible.
2. Why not take part in a two minute beach clean? Every piece of litter removed from the beach matters. Just two minutes' worth of activity will help protect the health and welfare of our beaches, bathing waters and the animals and marine life that live there. For more information, please visit: http://beachclean.net/
3. Don’t pour fat, oil and grease down the sink. It can harden in pipes and cause wastewater to back up - polluting the environment. And forget the common misconception - mixing fat with hot water and washing up liquid doesn’t make a difference! So let it cool, pour it into a suitable container like an old plastic bottle, and put it in the bin.
4. Dog, bird and other animal poo can affect bathing water as it often contains high levels of bacteria (much higher than treated human waste). That's why you should always pick up your dog poo and put it in the bin - preferably one specifically for it, if possible.
5. Don't feed the birds! When they flock for tasty morsels, they tend to poo. The more you feed them, the more they come back and the cycle continues.
6. Put unflushables like wet wipes, tampons, nappies, cotton buds, razors and condoms in the bin. Flushing anything other than the 3Ps – (pee, poo and paper) down your toilet can cause serious blockages.
7. Look out for misconnected drains and poorly located and maintained septic tanks in your home, as they can pollute surface water systems. By looking after your home you can improve your beach too. The ConnectRight website has further information on how to make sure you don't have misconnected drains.