beach clean finds 1996 crisp packet among litter
22 year-old crisp packet was among the rubbish collected by the
volunteers from the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach during their
latest clean-up on Saturday (June 9th).
group of around 30 helpers cleared the river banks along the Brue
and the beach around Burnham sailing club where litter collects.
Cox, the Litter Free Coast and Sea Coastal Officer in Somerset,
pictured above, said: "Among the rubbish we recovered was a
Walkers crisp packet partly buried in the earth along the riber
bank with a sell-by date of 1996."
foil and plastic packaging was still fully intact, demonstrating
how long it takes to a lot of plastic waste to degrade that goes
thanked all those who had taken part - and those who had also joined
the separate clean-up on Berrow beach during the day.
Friends of Burnham Beach was launched in September 2016 and has
since undertaken 18 cleans over that time.