(Above) Beach Clean at Warbarrow by Sarah Hodgson (below) Volunteers picking up rubbish on the beach by Sarah Hodgson
Despite the bad weather forecast, the sun was shining for most of the afternoon and a small army of volunteers turned up to help with the annual Great Dorset Beach Clean at Worbarrow Bay.
Following the winter storms, a shocking amount of litter had washed ashore in the secluded bay and also at the neighbouring Pondfield Cove, so they had quite a task on their hands. This didn’t turn out to be much of a problem for the 55 eager volunteers who during the course of 2 hours managed to collect a staggering 610kgs of rubbish!
95 bags of litter collected - 20 bags contained just plastic bottles!
Of the 95 bags of litter collected, over 20 bags contained just plastic bottles, which were separated for recycling; there were 10 bags of very soggy cigarettes, fishing litter and one of the more unusual items found was an exploded shell!
All in all it was a successful day and will have made a huge difference to the wonderful coastline and marine life that we have here in Dorset.