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Fight the waste at the JEP Coastal Clean-up on Sunday

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AS the global effort to rid the world’s beaches of plastic waste intensifies, Islanders are invited to join the fight this weekend by taking part in the Jersey Evening Post Coastal Clean-up.

Last year's beach clean Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (25205261)

Local companies, in addition to the JEP, have adopted beaches to clean and volunteers from each firm will be scouring the sand for litter this Sunday.

Members of the public are invited to join in by coming to one of the ten sponsored beaches – Havre des Pas, Bonne Nuit, Bouley Bay, La Rocque, Long Beach, St Brelade, Le Braye, Bel Royal, Gunsite and Greve d’Azette – between 10am and noon.

JEP sales and marketing executive Becki Le Bas, one of the organising team, thanked all sponsors for their support, as well as the Jersey Probation Service, who will be providing a team to clean up at Bouley Bay.

The event is also supported by Jersey Water – who have provided water – and Connor’s Clearances, who will collect and transport all the collected rubbish after the event.

Charles Troy, of the JEP’s eco team said: ‘The Coastal Clean-up is not only a fantastic opportunity to clear our beautiful beaches of washed up pollutants but it will also enable us to put a focus on the amount of litter that’s being carelessly discarded by beach-goers, so much of which could be recycled.’

Volunteers should bring a reusable bag and gloves and are encouraged to wear suitable clothing, sunscreen and a hat.

Krystle Higgins

By Krystle Higgins
Reporter

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