This October, Plastic Free Penzance are joining forces with Plastic Free Marazion to help Surfers Against Sewage reach its goal of cleaning a million miles across the UK, and we need your help.
We’re encouraging people of all ages across Penwith to get stuck in as we hold our first big bay clean in two years.
As always, we love seeing volunteers get out into nature whilst helping the environment and we’re proud that our beach cleans have become places to meet new people and old friends alike. If that sounds up your street, come join us as the SAS Million Mile Clean encourages 100,000 volunteers to walk 10 miles whilst cleaning up local areas including beaches, rivers and streets.
On the day, all kit will be provided for people to get stuck in and help pick up discarded rubbish and plastic that could be washed into our oceans, or has washed up on the tide. The event will be socially distanced so people feel safe to come along during Covid.
Following the amazing work of volunteers plastic picking at the Tour of Britain, we’ll also be keeping our eyes out for cigarette butts on the day. They were the top item collected of the streets during the cycling event, so the team will be monitoring the number picked up during the Million Mile Clean and will use the information to call for more cigarette bins to be placed in the bay.
Jack Middleton, Community and Events Manager at Surfers Against Sewage said:
“We have been absolutely blown away by the community engagement across the UK and the response to the Million Mile Clean. It has been a hard 2 years but to see volunteers reconnect with each other and our blue and green spaces in their tens of thousands has been nothing short of inspiring! There is always a moment of nervousness when you launch a campaign as ambitious as this but, in the case of the Million Mile Clean it was unjustified! We still have three months left but it is safe to say we will have been joined by over 100,000 volunteers and we will definitely exceed 1 million miles. Well done and thank you to everyone that has been involved – you are all amazing!”
Please help us help SAS hit their target on Sunday 3rd October by meeting at 10am at either:
Long Rock Car Park
The Hoxton Special
No sign up is required, simply turn up on the day. Children under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult and kit is provided, although if you feel better to bring your own gloves and bags that’s fine too.