Cleaning beaches for a glass of wine

May 13, 2015 | Environment
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project: cleaning beaches for a glass of wine | Photo: SAS

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have announced the 8th Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in the United Kingdom.

The British non-governmental surf organization will visit six of UK's most popular beaches this summer. The goal is simple: to help keep our beaches barefoot friendly for all to enjoy and, of course, enjoy a glass of wine.

Since 2008, almost 6000 volunteers have helped SAS to sweep over 12.5 tonnes of marine litter from 46 beaches. This year, the team behind SAS will build life-size sandcastle bars at each event complete.

"Since 2008, we've witnessed an exponential growth in the number of community beach cleans taking place across the UK. Barely a weekend goes by that there aren't hundreds of beach lovers taking action against marine litter," explains Dom Ferris, projects manager at SAS.

Surfers Against Sewage believe clearing litter from beaches costs local authorities approximately £18 million each year. There are over 2050 items of litter on every kilometre of beaches in the UK.

8th Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project | Schedule

Portobello, Edinburgh | 16th May
St Anne's | 23rd May
Scarborough | 18th June
Llantwit Major | 15th August
Weston Super Mare | 22nd August
Joss Bay | 29th August

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