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A beach clean-up at Torrylinn Beach in Kilmory this weekend is part of a nationwide initiative with hundreds of volunteers taking part in the Great British Beach Clean.
The Marine Conservation Society, which is hosting the events, will oversee 40 beach clean-ups and pollution surveys taking place across the UK between Friday and Monday.
Besides cleaning up the litter, each beach clean team reports their findings to the Marine Conservation Society which compiles a report, providing a snapshot on pollution levels. This is used at regional, national and international levels to raise awareness of the impacts of marine litter and to campaign for marine litter reduction.
The Torrylinn Beach clean will take place tomorrow (Sunday) between 1pm and 2pm. Volunteers can meet at the beach end of the track from Kilmory village where stout shoes and gardening gloves are recommended. To get involved in the beach clean and receive further information volunteers are requested to register at www.mcsuk.org
The Great British Beach Clean which is now in its 22nd year, occurs on the third weekend of every September. It represents the United Kingdom’s input to the global International Coastal Clean-up which takes place in 152 countries and locations on the same weekend in September, providing a world-wide snapshot of marine litter.