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Blight on Britain’s beaches! How litter louts left beautiful coastlines strewn with rubbish

Blight on Britain’s beaches! How litter louts left beautiful coastlines strewn with beer bottles, food cartons and plastic waste during stifling heatwave

  • Grim photographs show the extent of neglect – and waste – left by beachgoers
  • Heartbreaking image shows young boy playing with rubbish in Blackpool beach
  • Have you seen any litter strewn beaches? Email james.billot@mailonline.co.uk

Litter louts have left Britain’s beaches in a state of abject disarray following the country’s stifling heatwave.

Beer bottles, food cartons and plastic waste all feature in these grim photographs of Britain’s beautiful coastlines.  

They reveal the extent of neglect – and waste – left by Britain’s beachgoers who show little regard for the health of the country’s beaches.

One particularly heartbreaking photograph shows a young boy playing with rubbish on Blackpool Beach on Britain’s hottest day of the year

One heartbreaking image shows a young boy playing with rubbish on Blackpool Beach on Britain’s hottest day of the year.

The boy can be seen crouching down beside dozens of empty beer cans, plastic bottles and other detritus.

As temperatures soared to over 30 degrees, tens of thousands of sun-seekers came to the resort in a bid to escape from the beating heat.

As temperatures soared to over 30 degrees, tens of thousands of sunseekers came to the resort in a bid to escape from the beating heat

Elsewhere in the country, Margate Beach in Kent is dominated by sights of scattered litter

Elsewhere in the country, Margate Beach in Kent is dominated by sights of scattered litter

Emily Parr, from campaign group Love My Beach, expressed her dismay: ‘It is completely heartbreaking to see this picture. 

‘Sadly we have come to expect this kind of thing but to see it on that scale is surprising’.

 Have you seen any litter strewn beaches? Email james.billot@mailonline.co.uk

‘Our volunteers work tirelessly to keep beaches in the area clean so it’s devastating to see them be treated like this. 

Elsewhere in the country, Margate Beach in Kent is dominated by sights of scattered litter.

There was a similar sight on King Edward's Bay in North Shields where bottles, cans and even clothes were left behind during the heatwave

There was a similar sight on King Edward’s Bay in North Shields where bottles, cans and even clothes were left behind during the heatwave

Overflowing rubbish bins and plastic plates dumped in the surrounding vicinity paint a bleak picture of on my Britain’s most popular beaches.

One user wrote on Twitter: ‘STOP RUINING OUR #MARGATE #BEACH WITH YOUR #PLASTIC AND RUBBISH!

‘If you visit this beach, nobody collects this waste after you and it gets swept in the sea.

One user wrote on Twitter: 'STOP RUINING OUR #MARGATE #BEACH WITH YOUR #PLASTIC AND RUBBISH!'

One user wrote on Twitter: ‘STOP RUINING OUR #MARGATE #BEACH WITH YOUR #PLASTIC AND RUBBISH!’

‘Don’t bother visiting if you’re going to treat it this badly’. 

The triplets on a mission to save the planet

Triplets Betmi, Yimi and Waimi aged six, from Nottingham

Triplets Betmi, Yimi and Waimi aged six, from Nottingham

A set of triplets are determined to prevent climate change by litter picking every night after school.

Triplets Betmi, Yimi and Waimi, aged six, from Nottingham, convinced their mum, Esther Fongue, 31, to help them on their quest to improve the planet.

The triplets now spend an hour after school each day litter picking and even create their own YouTube videos which are dedicated to promoting awareness. 

Mum, Esther Fongue, 31 said: ‘As individuals, we can all do our bit for the environment’.

There was a similar sight on King Edward’s Bay in North Shields where bottles, cans and even clothes were left behind during the heatwave.

At the end of every summer, the Marine Conservation Society organises a ‘Great British Beach Clean’.

Their objective is to protect marine wildlife that is under threat from litter in the ocean and to prevent litter strewn beaches from damaging tourism.

Last year a record 15,000 people participated in the clean up, with over 500 beaches getting cleared.

The charity said 8,550 kilogrammes of litter was picked up across the country with volunteers collecting an average of 600 items on every 100 metres of beach. surveyed. 

But in 2017 volunteers picked up an average of 717 items of litter for every 100 metres, meaning the amount of rubbish has fallen by 16 per cent.  

This rise in litter awareness and public activism draws a sharp contrast to the current state of Britain’s beaches. 

Some were so appalled by their condition that a Rugby Union club in Redcar, Cleveland cancelled its Thursday training and cleaned the beach. 

Chairman Neil Young told Mirror Online: ‘Tonight was about giving something back to the town.’ 

Have you seen any litter strewn beaches? Email james.billot@mailonline.co.uk 

Beer bottles, food cartons and plastic waste all feature in these grim photographs

Beer bottles, food cartons and plastic waste all feature in these grim photographs  

A tent was left stranded on Margate beach where visitors have been left appalled by its condition

A tent was left stranded on Margate beach where visitors have been left appalled by its condition

They reveal the extent of neglect - and waste - left by Britain's beachgoers who show little regard for the health of the country's beaches

They reveal the extent of neglect – and waste – left by Britain’s beachgoers who show little regard for the health of the country’s beaches

 

 

 

 

  

 

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