Meet Wallace the Wipe Monster! He’ll be helping us this Friday on World Oceans Day when we’re working with some fantastic groups across our region to put on a host of events and activities aimed at raising awareness of the issue of plastic pollution in our seas. We will also be announcing a major new commitment to tackling plastics across the East of England.
We’ll be on Jubilee Beach at Southend, Essex between 10am and 2pm with the Marine Conservation Society who will be bringing Wallace, their giant inflatable wipes monster to highlight the problem wet wipes cause to our environment. The day will also feature the unveiling of a new sculpture by the artist Ptolemy Elrington made from waste which will be used at a range of events across the region to raise awareness. Our new coastal collection vans will also be out to explain to the public how we work to protect our coastline and volunteers from local charity Turning Tides as well as the Beachcare initiative will be on hand to explain how you can get involved in the local area.
Meanwhile at Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire we’re organising a sand sculpture festival with local school children taking part to produce some amazing creations on the beach near to Mr G’s beach café.
Then on Saturday at the Lighthouse Café in Hunstanton local Beachcare volunteers will be gathering from 10am for a World Oceans Day beach clean. There will be other Beachcare events going on around the region so do get in touch through their Facebook page – RiverCare and BeachCare to find out what’s happening near you!