Extreme Beach Clean | Surfers Against Sewage

A team from Surfers Against SewageKeep Wales TidyRib RideHalen Môn Sea Salt took part on the extreme beach clean. Rib Ride kindly organised and provided all volenteers an experience to access the remote beach via their RIB and journeying along the iconic Menai Straits to Abermenai.

From Surfers against Sewage, I have a team of 4, Cheryl, Sophie, Sion from Lligwy Beach Cafe and Alex. All passionate about helping to protect where we live and work.

Surfers Against Sewage | Team helpers for Beach Clean | Anglesey

We arrived at Abermenai Point and spent 2hours collecting marine litter. During our time their on the beach, we collected more than 39 bags of litter, big bulky plastic and fishing nest debris. Plus a phenomenal amount of cotton bud sticks! I was shocked to see so much cotton bud sticks washed up. We hardly scratched the surface!

Did you know a cotton bud stick can take 150 years to break down in the marine environment. 

More than 320 Sewage Related Debris items are found per mile of beach in the UK; these items include wet wipes, cotton bud sticks, and sanitary items. Think before you flush. Please share & educate.

Surfers Against Sewage | Beach clean | Think before you flush

Thank you to everyone who helped, I am so grateful for Rib Rides for providing the RIBS and for organising it all.


Let's help to protect our stunning beaches, oceans and wildlife. Please share & educate.