A team from local travel extras company Holiday Extras partnered up with sustainability charity Surfers Against Sewage and Folkestone & Hythe Council to do a beach clean at Folkestone to celebrate World Oceans Day on 8th June.
World Oceans Day, which takes place every year, helps to raise awareness about the crucial role that the oceans play in our lives and the things that each individual can do to protect them.
The beach cleaning team collected over twelve bags of rubbish during an hour and a half cleaning the Lower Leas Cliff beach.
Caroline Adams from Holiday Extras commented: “It was a fun morning for everyone and we were very fortunate to have the local council and Surfers Against Sewage helping us out.
“We found all sorts of rubbish, the one thing that stood out was the amount of broken beer bottles left on the beach. There are lots of dog walkers and families with young children in the area, so this is more than a red flag for the environment – it’s a safety issue too.”
Holiday Extras are focusing on sustainability this year and will be hosting its own Sustainability Fayre for its team on June 19th.