Beach Guardians: Keep it Clean. Keep it Safe.
- over half the litter found on our beaches is plastic – and a lot of it is crisp packets and plastic bottles?
- it can take 500 years for a plastic bag to decompose?
- 40% of all the litter found on beaches has been dropped by beach visitors?
- Litter can hang around in the environment for years and years, harming – or even killing - wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins and seals. On average, there are about 2000 pieces of litter per kilometre on beaches. And all this litter makes visiting the beach less enjoyable – or even dangerous – for people as well as wildlife. If you would like further information about becoming involved please contact
But you can make a difference.
You can help male your local beach a cleaner, safer place for wildlife, local people and tourist by becoming a Beach Guardian, on your own or as part of a local group.
Results of beach cleans and surveys
How you can take part in a beach clean or Adopt-a-Beach in your community
Getting your school involved in Beach Guardians, receive a school pack or special workshop
Training events and activities
Funders of Beach Guardians include:
plus in-kind support from the Big Picture, Marine Conservation Society and Highland Council.
Join the Moray Firth Partnership’s Beach Guardians project and get involved in surveying and clearing litter from your local beach. It will make a big difference for wildlife and people visiting the beach, create links between local communities and public agencies involved in beaches – and also be great fun!