Around 100 volunteers took part in a marine litter survey recently.
The Bridlington-based East Coast Open Protectors (ECOP) teamed up with the Sea Champions North East, to help rid the local beaches of litter.
One of the organisers, Pam Wilkinson-Brown, said: “It is believed this is the biggest turnout of people to date and the beautiful sunshine and beautiful people today made our beach clean and marine litter survey at Bridlington a huge success.”
Families and friends and help of all ages combed a total of 200 metres along Bridlington North Beach between the North Bay Fish and Chip shop and the end of the seafront walkway.
“We recorded 1675 pieces of litter from one of the 100m survey areas alone which is 2.5 times the UK average. This also included 207 items of sewage-related debris that people had irresponsibly flushed.” continued Pam.
“We left the beach cleaner and safer than we found it removing numerous sharps including a syringe and numerous fishing hooks,” added Pam.
The next ECOP Marine Litter Survey will be Sunday 15th March on the North Beach (12-2.pm)
There is also a clean-up around the Sewerby Steps area on Sunday 29th March from 1-3.pm. For more information. Facebook East Coast Ocean Protectors.