Litter pick a real success

Posted: 2nd July, 2019

What do nappies, straws, cans and forks have in common?

They were all part of 100 kilos of rubbish found littering the Humber shoreline. That’s about 15 ½ stone!

As part of the Humber Alliance Group, the team from The Deep and Arco got together yesterday to help clean up a five mile stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail, which runs along the river between St Andrew’s Quay and Hessle Foreshaw. In total, 43 bags of rubbish were collected - mainly full of balloons, fast food wrappers, napkins, baby wipes, drinks cans, straws, plastic bottles and plastic forks. The team also scoured Hessle’s Country Park where litter was found scattered in bushes, around picnic benches and thrown into ponds. All the rubbish that was collected was taken by Biffa to their recycling facilities.

If the litter hadn’t been collected, not only would it have been an eyesore but it’s a potential hazard to land animals and particularly harmful if blown into the nearby Humber. The beach clean is part of the mantra of the Humber Waste Alliance whose aim is to reduce waste and prevent marine litter pollution in the Humber and its impact on the environment.

The Deep holds public beach cleans twice a year. Keep an eye on the What's on section of our website if you’d like to get involved.

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