Students to swap books for trash pickup during South Shields Beach cleanup


Students from the University of Northumbria will travel to South Shields Beach on Wednesday as part of a mass clean-up to protect the environment.

Northumbria Easy Eco Society students aim to make an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle more accessible and achievable for everyone, no matter who you are.

The company believes that more needs to be done to tackle litter because it is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Many will have a great day at the beach not realizing that the litter they leave behind has a big impact on wildlife and the environment. The UK marine conservation society found 425 litter per 100m of beach during a cleanup last year

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Northumbria Easy Eco Society

Rachel Smith, Secretary of The Northumbria Easy Eco Society, said: “It is essential that we keep our beaches clean of litter not only to make sure our beaches are beautiful, but also that the impact of litter on beaches and by. extension into the sea is massive. The ocean represents more than 70% of the surface of our planet and it needs to be protected. Garbage in the ocean kills wildlife, releases chemicals into the water, and ultimately impacts the lives of people dependent on the ocean.

“Team seas is an incredible initiative to remove 30,000,000 pounds of garbage from oceans, rivers and beaches around the world. For every dollar donated, a pound of trash is removed. The Easy Eco Society believes in making changes to the environment where we can and doing our part to make the world a better place to live.

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