Tag Archives: Marine Conservation Society

Plastic Bottle – Ecover

Message in our bottle…The team at Ecover UK are working to develop a more sustainable plastic packaging bottle. They have created a fantastic infographic which is available to share at www.the-splash.co.uk Ecover want to be ‘Cleaning the seas, one catch at a time’ – go Ecover. Continue reading

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Beachwatch Big Weekend 2012

This year we were out again surveying at Porth Neigwl or Hell’s Mouth, near Abersoch, Llyn Peninsular, for The Beachwatch Big Weekend. The team included Jo Quinney from QmPR and Jacki Clark who are MCS members and Sea Champions with great volunteers from Salford who were staying at Penrallt … Continue reading

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The Travelling Tag

We found a plastic tag from Newfoundland on a North Wales beach. What a distance to travel. Plastic is the modern wonder material so resilient it can travel from Newfoundland (since 2008?) and remain in tact and still readable. While picking up beach litter at the Big Arty Beach Clean, we spotted the most amazing pieces of plastic… Continue reading

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Big Arty Beach Clean

Why is beach cleaning so important? Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas. Hundreds of species of marine wildlife accidentally eat or become tangled up in litter. Join us on Saturday 26 March 2011, Porth Neigwl Hell’s Mouth, Lleyn Peninsular, North Wales… Continue reading

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Sea Champions

On Saturday 12 February the Marine Conservation Society MCS introduced their ‘Sea Champions’ project to Wales. I attended the Saturday Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales event and a second event was held in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, North Wales ‘Welsh Sea Champions Come on Board’. Living near the Menai Straits… Continue reading

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Beachwatch Results

Over 190kg of rubbish removed from Tan-Y-Foel beach, for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Beachwatch Big Weekend and launch of keep Wales Tidy Week, included a blue door covered in stickers (36.5kg), a large boat trailer support (31kg), a bag of set cement (32kg) and a wooden pallet (30kg). Strangely a pair of size 10 wellies… Continue reading

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Beachwatch Big Weekend

The Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Big Weekend is this weekend. Volunteer and join the fight against plastic litter in the marine environment. 10.00am at the Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn, Tan-Y-Foel beach on the beach for 1- 1½ hours then meet up for the survey weigh in. The equipment… Continue reading

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