Beach clean up reduces plastic pollution in Devon

UNISON members take part in beach clean in Devon. Several members stand on a beach holding a UNISON flag showing the rubbish they collected.

Devon’s beaches look a little bit tidier this week after UNISON members took the fight against plastic pollution into their own hands.

Several volunteers from UNISON’s Torbay Local Government Branch took to the sandy shores on Saturday armed with equipment kindly supplied by Surfers Against Sewage.

UNISON local organiser Joanna Wallace said:

“The local Branch were keen to get involved in UNISON’s Green Week in support of the Climate Strikes on Friday.

“Devon boasts a beautiful coastline so a beach tidy up was decided to be the best use of our time and resources.

“In a single afternoon over ten bags of waste, including a high volume of plastic and non-recyclables, were collected.

“A huge thanks must go to the members who gave up their Saturday to take part. I’m proud to work for the trade union leading the charge for climate action.”