Our beach cleaning competition closed on the 31st August 2017, with two final winners selected from a bounty of not-so-sunken treasure.
#SavedFromTheSea asked beach goers to spend five minutes doing a shoreline litter pick this summer before taking a photo of either the most unusual item found or an item that can be reused in a creative way.
Winner of the most unusual item for August went to Deborah Sacks, who discovered part of a household wheelie bin at Winterton on Sea in Norfolk. Meanwhile, Falk Schneider most impressed our judges with his inventive reuse, using what looked to have been a nautical skipper’s rope as a skipping rope. Our lucky seaside scavengers will be sent their prizes of recycled plastic backpacks, courtesy of our partner Fjällräven.
The competition aimed to raise awareness of the problem of marine plastic pollution – one of Eunomia’s areas of expertise. Most recently, Eunomia has begun a major project for the European Commission (DG Environment) on plastics reuse, recycling and marine litter, and has contributed to a report on deposit refund schemes in Catalonia.
Thanks to all those who have taken part, both for bringing a smile to our face with your photographs and for helping to make the world a cleaner place.