Scary facts - each year 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. Each year these plastics kill 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals.
Last year over 130 people attended our Hallowclean and removed 350kg of litter from the beach while dancing to spooky classics like Thriller and Monster Mash - this year we had almost DOUBLE the amount of eco rebels join in the fun!
For the first time ever we had bluetooth transmitters set up along the beach between the West and Palace piers to extend the range - our Halloween Hits got everyone dancing and showing off their best spooky dance moves, which was perfect for staying warm in the brusk (but sunny!) October temperatures.
We encouraged everyone to dress up in their spookiest costumes, up-cycling/re-using/and buying second-hand costumes where possible - and you didn't disappoint!
Our events are always open to all ages, and have something for kids and adults alike. It's a great opportunity to entertain the kids while teaching them about reducing plastic in the seas for the future generation. This time, Lush were on hand to provide some lovely-smelling fun in the form of making package-free bubble bars!
Pier 2 Pier 'Hallowclean' Beach Clean on the BBC
We were very happy that our event was featured in that day's BBC South East's daily round-up - helping us spread the beach clean love and our message to the whole of the South East!
Take a look:
Thank you to everyone who made this event possible - British Airways i360 for our event base, LUSH UK for their free bubble bar making stall and giving prizes for the wackiest things found during the clean, Oceans 8's Atlanta Cook, Surfers Against Sewage and Atlanta Cook Marine Environment Consultancy and joining her, another 'O8' Melanie Rees of The Green Centre - Brighton, Fen Burns for running our merchandise stall,
Re-live the spooktacular fun
We love creating our themed Spotify playlists! You can listen to our Hallowclean beach clean playlist: