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OVER 90 KILOS OF RUBBISH COLLECTED BY BRIGHTON BEACH CLEANERS ON BUSIEST WEEKEND SO FAR

Over 200 eco-rebels cleaned up in just two hours

On Easter Saturday, over two-hundred people came together for our second birthday Silent Disco Beach Clean Bonanza between Brighton’s two iconic piers and collected over ninety kilos of rubbish in just two hours!! Among the rubbish collected was plastic cups, plastic bottles, cigarette butts, beer cans, glass bottles, food packaging and disposable BBQs.

Pier2Pier Silent Disco Beach Clean Brighton

Photo by James Pike Photography

Beach cleaners boogied to our motivational Spring-Cleaning Soundtrack via Bluetooth wireless headphones while they removed harmful litter from the beach on it’s busiest day of the year so far – they were dancing, singing and cleaning all the way from the West to Palace Pier!

Pier2Pier Silent Disco Beach Clean Brighton

Photos by James Pike Photography

The event, hosted by the BAi360 and sponsored by sustainable clothing brand Lucy & Yak, included a whole host of goodies and rewards for beach cleaners such as under the sea fancy dress (with costume donations from Gladrags Community Costume Resource Charity), our Beach Clean Bingo, bubble bar workshops with Lush Brighton, marine conservation education with Surfers Against Sewage, free tea from Bird & Blend Tea Co., local wildlife info with the Brighton Dolphin Project, and campaigners from the Green Centre, End Period Plastic, Ocean’s 8 Brighton and the Brighton & Hove Ramblers.

Pier2Pier Silent Disco Beach Clean Brighton - Lush bubble bar making workshop

Photos by James Pike Photography

It is predicted that a quarter of a million people flocked to Brighton over the Easter bank holiday weekend, and last year upwards of fifty tonnes of litter were collected by City Clean on the same weekend. Pier2Pier aims to support the limited City Clean beach cleaners but also to encourage and educate the public to take action and to stop littering.

Pier2Pier Silent Disco Beach Clean Brighton

Photos by James Pike Photography

Pier2Pier founder and organiser, Amy Gibson says:

"awareness of this issue has risen massively in the past two years, but thousands of people still come and leave their litter behind so we still have a long way to go in changing behaviours and attitudes of our beach visitors.

 

The other problem we have is the people who want to dispose of their waste responsibly can’t find any bins on the seafront – on Saturday we had to take our 7 full bags of recycling up and over the main road to Little Preston Street.

 

This is not acceptable”.​

Pier2Pier Silent Disco Beach Clean Brighton

Photos by James Pike Photography

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