Throughout this month volunteers have flocked to clear up beaches all along the North East coast.
The Autumn Beach Clean, organised by Surfers Against Sewage, is set to finish on October 29.
Crowds from Whitley Bay to Filey have got involved giving up their free time to collect any waste before it makes its way back into the ocean.
One such beach clean recently went ahead in North Shields.
Linda Lambert, Surfers Against Sewage Representative, organised a clean up of Fish Quay and volunteers turned up in large numbers to do their bit to stop plastic pollution.
TUXtra went along to the event and to find out more click on the video.
As summer beach clean programmes end and the North Sea hurricane season starts, plastic pollution can build up dramatically.
The aim of the Autumn Beach Clean is to encourage the public to care for coastal communities that are used all year round.
Since 2011, Surfers Against Sewage has organised 1,419 beach cleans and in that time 114, 341 kilos of plastic have been removed from beaches.
If you’re interested in getting involved, you can find a list of future beach cleans here.
You can also start your own beach clean, find out more information on the Surfers Against Sewage website.
Alternatively you can find #2minutebeachclean boards at various beaches around or near Teesside such as Saltburn, Seaton Carew, Staithes and Runswick Bay.
#2minutebeachclean boards will provide you with a litter picker, and bin bags to conduct your own beach clean. These can then be left at a bin to be collected by the council.
Bachelor of the Arts in Journalism
I have a passion for creating high quality written work about a wide variety of subjects, although my focus for the last few years has been particularly on outdoor sports and lifestyle.
I currently write for ThirtySquare, about the world of surfing and body surfing, and Welan, an outdoor clothing company. With them both, I have fantastic business relations and use my 6 years of experience with outdoor sports to write eloquent, engaging content to maximize their audience. I have a heavy interest in adventure sports, and am aiming to bring that love and passion to the media industry – in the hopes to entertain, educate and to encourage more people to get involved.
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For the last five months I have been working as a freelance adventure writer, with a specific focus on surfing and sustainability. During that time I have had the opportunity to work with multiple clients to produce emotional and explanatory pieces that will best suit their audience. Examples of these can be found within my portfolio.
I am also currently volunteering with the media team of UKLSG, the UK Lifeguard Solidarity Group, to create more media coverage about the concerning lack of lifeguarded beaches in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic – and the impact it will have on both RNLI staff and the public.