Off-shore recycling scheme launched off Devon Coast

Written by: Florence White | Published:
Gary Jolliffe, Till the Coast is Clear and Richard Marsh, Coastal Recycling join forces to retrieve hard to reach plastics from the South West coastline

Off-shore recycling scheme Till the Coast is Clear has launched a plastic fishing boat off the shore of the Salcombe.

The boat was part of their aim to reduce the impact of plastic waste on wildlife and the environment of the South West’s coastline.

Sailed by environmentalist Gary Jolliffe, the boat travelled around the South West coastline collecting plastics and debris from creeks, caves and small beaches that would otherwise not have been reached.

It covered more than 100 miles of coastline, searching and gathering up as much waste as possible.

Exeter’s Coastal Recycling supported the mission.

Richard Marsh, of Coastal Recycling, said: “This is the start of something very important.

“There are beach cleans happening up and down the country, but this scheme reaches coves and parts of the coastline that otherwise would be unreachable.”

Coastal Recycling aims to supporting the idea of a clean environment for both the people and the wildlife.

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