Grab a bag and join us for a beach clean!
We are partnering with Youth 1st and Climate Action Fife for a beach clean at Castle Street Beach. We will have litter pickers, bags and clipboards but if you have your own please bring them as numbers will be limited.
Unlike other litter picks you might have done we will be collecting a survey of the litter collected. These surveys are the most important part of the day other than having some fun on the beach with like minded people.
The survey data will be collated by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). MCS have has been running beach cleans and their flagship event, Great British Beach Clean, for 25 years. Every year, staff and volunteers head to beaches up and down the coast to collect litter and record data about what they find, contributing to citizen science. So far 319 tonnes of litter at the Great British Beach Clean events have been collected. This informs various projects MCS are involved with, and is shared with the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) contributing to a worldwide report on litter levels. All this data has helped inform new policies to tackle beach litter and plastic pollution in the UK such as the plastic bag charge, a ban on microplastics in personal care products and better wet wipe labelling.
Saturday 8th July 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Meet at the museum
What to bring: We’d recommend you pack a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs, hand sanitiser, and perhaps some snacks and a drink (in a reusable bottle, of course).
What to wear: If you’re picking up litter with your hands it’s worth wearing a strong pair of gloves - like gardening gloves - just to make sure you’re protected. Sturdy shoes are a must for protection too.
Under 16s: Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult