According to a recent United Nations report, 80% of all pollutionin the oceans comes from people on land, and more than eight million tons ofplastic ends up in oceans each year.
The team at The Dovetail Agency recently took part in the Marine Conservation Society’sBeachwatch campaign, the UK’s national beach cleaning and litter surveyingprogramme helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline.
ChaletSaunton in North Devon hosted the Dovetail team and supported the beachclean. Chalet Saunton regularly collaborates with the local community topromote and protect the north Devon area and champion conservation efforts.
Marinewildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundredsof species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It’s alsodangerous for people and damaging to our tourism and fishing industries.Beachwatch has been using the same methodology for more than 20 years to surveythe UK’s beaches to track trends, all made possible from people volunteering theirspare time to protect the coastline.
Thefact that the Dovetail team had little plastic to collect is a real credit tothe north Devon community, who all take great pride in keeping their beachesclean and protecting the wildlife and marine habitats that call North Devonhome. It is the small actions of the individuals in the South West that havemade such a huge difference. The Dovetail team were pleased to make their ownsmall contribution however not enough can be said for the exceptional standardsmaintained by the people of North Devon.