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Marine Clean Cymru a success in Caerphilly County Borough

Posted on : 26 Oct 2022

Marine Clean Cymru a success in Caerphilly County Borough
Marine Clean Cymru proves successful in Caerphilly County Borough, with 56 bags of litter collected throughout the campaign.

This autumn, Caerphilly County Borough Council and Keep Wales Tidy called upon volunteers to dust off their trusty litter pickers, pledge their support and take part in Marine Clean Cymru, targeting rivers, waterways, and beaches across Wales.

Marine litter is a growing threat to our aquatic and coastal environment, with 80% coming from land-based sources. Most litter found in our waterways eventually makes its way into our oceans, so it is an issue which is not only relevant to coastal areas. The problem needs to be stopped at source, keeping our beaches and waterways clean so wildlife can thrive, and we can make the most of our beautiful environment.

Marine Clean Cymru ran from Friday 16 September to Sunday 2 October 2022, during which Caerphilly County Borough organised three litter picking events in litter hotspots, in close proximity to Sirhowy, Rhymney and Ebbw River including Cliff Road in Blackwood, Trehir Access Road and Newbridge Fields, under the A472.

These events saw a total of 56 bags of litter collected, six shopping trolleys and other disposed of item such as a pram.

Cllr Chris Morgan, Cabinet Member for Waste, Leisure & Green spaces Corporate said: “A big thank you to all the volunteers, the CCBC waste team and Keep Wales Tidy who helped to make Marine Clean Cymru a success in our Borough.

“Whilst these events are always a pleasure to take part in, we should all be doing our part to prevent them being necessary, we can do this by taking our litter home and disposing of it correctly. We are very lucky to live in a beautiful Borough and so it is vital that we all play our part in keeping it free from litter.”

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