Local families join zoo to clean up Porth Beach
Published: 20th Sep 2017Local families joined Newquay Zoo on their mission to clean up Newquay’s beaches and raise awareness of plastic pollution.
Local families join zoo to clean up Porth Beach Local families joined Newquay Zoo on their mission to clean up Newquay’s beaches and raise awareness of plastic pollution. The team at Newquay Zoo joined by Newquay Marine Group were on Porth Beach on Saturday 16th September to clean the beach from any rubbish. Having recently taken a stand against the marine plastics crisis and banned the sale of single-use plastic bottles in all of its food outlets Newquay Zoo has continued its mission against waste plastics with its first beach clean.
In a bid to protect local wildlife and the beautiful coastline Newquay Zoo urged locals to join them to remove any litter brought in by the tide and visitors to the beach over the summer. With over 45 people attending the event, Event Coordinator, Zoe Pascoe-Burd commented; “We are so happy to have so many people join us, the community spirit in Newquay is fantastic. Despite the rain we were joined by so many enthusiastic people who were keen to get stuck in and clean the beach. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that took part.”
The event ran from 10:30am until 1:30pm and the 45 volunteers collected 20 bags of rubbish containing anything from bottle tops, to rope, flip-flops and even umbrellas. After the success of this event Newquay Zoo plan to continue their beach clean up mission with several beach cleans planned for next year focusing on other beaches within the town.