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This page will contains details of Projects in which Esteam has direct involvement.

Beach Cleaning:

What is Beach Cleaning?

Beach Cleaning is an exercise in which volunteers and customers who are involved with Esteam arrive at beaches in the Pembrokeshire area and collect and remove the various items of litter that get left there.

Materials which are used during Beach Cleaning are:

  • Litter Pickers
  • Bags
  • Bag Hoops (To help hold bags open)
  • Recording Sheets
  • Waterproof Pens
  • Gloves (To help protect hands.)

Why do we do it?

Beach Cleaning is a great way to help impove the visual quality of some of Pembrokeshire's most popular tourist destinations, as well as ensuring the continued survival of a beautiful, yet fragile ecosystem.

What do we collect?

Much of the litter collected during a Beach Clean is generic waste left by visitors. This can include things such as:

  • Bottles
  • Plastic Bags
  • Drinks Cans
  • Food Wrapping
  • Ice Lolly Sticks
  • Disposable Barbeques
  • Crates
  • Pallets
  • Pieces of Paper
  • Cigarettes
  • and sometimes even spent Shotgun Cartridges

However, there is also a degree of Marine Litter that is fequently found during Beach Cleaning. This would include such items as:

  • Rope
  • Cord
  • Fishing Line
  • Foam / Sponge
  • Cotton Buds

What do we do with what we collect?

When a Beach Clean is in the planning stages, we will often conduct a survey of what is found during the cleaning. This will usually begin by drawing out a hypothesis of what we expect to find on a Beach Cleaning (e.g. There were strong winds on the days leading up to this beach clean, so we expect to see a high quantity of Marine Litter on the beach.)

When the Beach Clean is being conducted, statistics are drawn up as to what particular types of litter are found and any trends can then be observed.

After the clean has been conducted, we then collate our findings and present the results to the group and discuss any trends which we have observed.

Pictures:

Here are a few pictures from our Beach Cleaning trips:

 

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