September 2017

Final #SavedFromTheSea Winners Announced

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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.

August winner - unusual objects - Deborah

 

August winner - reuse - Falk - skipping

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.