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Slow uptake for Beachwatch

Just one beach on the Isle of Man has registered so far for this year's Marine Conservation Society's Beachwatch litter survey and clean-up.

While there are miles of wonderful coastline not all of it is as clean as it could be and looks unsightly and poses a threat to marine wildlife.

The society reports a 96.5 per cent increase in the amount of beach litter since 1994 with major sources being rubbish from the general public, sanitary waste, shipping and fishing litter.

Litter Project Co-ordinator for the Society, Emma Snowden, says she hopes more people on the Island will get involved with the clean-up initiative (audio file attached):

If you want to get involved you can ring Emma on 01989 567807.

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