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Surfers Against Sewage Praise Dorset Beach Clean Volunteers

Beach clean Chesil

8:09am 1st November 2014

More than 300 volunteers have scooped up 220 bags of marine litter along a stretch of the South Coast starting at Chesil Cove.

The eleven South Coast Autumn Beach Cleans, from Chesil Beach to Littlehampton, saw over 300 volunteers come together to remove more than 220 bags of marine litter from our coastline.

One of the best attended clean ups earlier this month was at Chesil Beach where around 60 people picked up a range of items.

Old and abandoned fishing gear was one of things most found at Chesil.

Surfers Against Sewage also issued the following national stats:

o    3,200 - SAS Autumn Beach Clean Series volunteers
o    123 - The number of beaches cleaned by Surfers Against Sewage volunteers
o    10,000 Kilograms - Of marine litter removed from the UK coastline
o    2,250 - Bin bags of marine litter removed by SAS volunteers
o    £18 million - Cost of beach litter to UK local authorities each year
o    10,000 Volunteer Hours - Given by Autumn Beach Cleaners
o    Retro Rubbish - A World Cup Espana 1982 football found at Perran Sands
o    Strangest Litter - A nasal hair trimmer found at Macduff, Scotland
o    Scariest Litter - A Luger pistol found perfectly preserved at Sinclair's Bay, Scotland
o    126 - Biggest volunteer turn-out, at Sennen in Cornwall
o    1 Tonne -  Biggest Haul of marine litter, from Sennen Cove in Cornwall
o    50 - Or more volunteers at 8 SAS Autumn Beach Cleans
o    26 - The average number of volunteers per SAS Autumn Beach Clean
o    100 - Kilograms or more marine litter were removed at 12 SAS Big Spring Beach Cleans
o    Furthest North - Sinclair's Bay
o    Furthest South - St Ouen, Jersey
o    Furthest East  - Horsey Beach, Norfolk
o    Furthest West - Magilligan Point, Northern Ireland
o    Most Remote - Talisker, Isle of Skye

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