17th - Sunday 26th September 2021

Every September thousands of people from across the UK to take part in the Great British Beach Clean.

The Great British Beach Clean is a week-long citizen science event, where hundreds of beach cleans take place up and down the UK.

Litter data collected drives our conservation work and also feeds into the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC).This year's Great British Beach 

Clean will take place between Friday 17th - Sunday 26th September 2021.On every clean we ask people to run a litter survey: recording all the items of rubbish they find in a 100m stretch. 

We use this data to campaign for real change.

And we have seen some great results, our data has been used to make a positive impact on our ocean - including the introduction of the plastic bag charge, banning microplastics in personal care products, better wet wipe labelling, and supporting a tax on single-use plastic items.

But there is still so much to do to stop the litter plaguing our beaches.

To get involved this year find a beach clean near you, or organise your own.

We offer step by step guides, posters, Risk Assessment templates. and provide all the resources you need to run a successful event. 

Our team is always on hand to help out with any questions you have.

You can email us at or give us a call on 01989 567807. 

We're available from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

It's easy to take part in this year's Great British Beach Clean.