What is the Great British Beach Clean?
With the world more aware of plastic waste than ever before, there's greater awareness on the state of beaches across the UK. Last year, more than 15,000 people cleared 8tonnes of rubbish on nearly 500 beaches across the country - and even more are expected to help this year.
Events run across the country between 20 and 23 September - so we've listed our local ones, all within easy reach of their local train station.
What you'll need
You'll be spending a while outside, so stout shoes and comfortable clothes are a must. Many events will provide tools and gloves, but it always helps to provide your own if you can! Gardening gloves are a staple, and a litter-picker saves you bending down regularly. Finally, a bucket is very useful for holding litter until you get to a bag - and saves on single-use plastics too.
Getting to your local GBBC Event
Many of the GBBC events are easy to get to on public transport, making the whole day a sustainable one.