Making it easier for beach goers to pick up marine litter every time they visit the beach
The Beach Clean Stations
The idea of the beach clean station was conceived in Bude in 2014 by Kim Stevens and Deb Rosser as a way of making it easier for everyone to do their bit. We placed our first beach clean station at Crooklets beach in Bude in September 2014. The board was funded by Surfdome and Beach Care. By September 2015, the amount of litter collected on monthly clean ups was reduced by 61% compared with the same period in the year previously. Since then we have placed over 250 beach clean boards across the UK and Ireland.
People love the boards.
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How does it work?
The beach clean stations are A-Frame boards with an outer holder for litter pickers and an integrated holder for carrier bags. Users take a litter picker and a bag, fill it up with litter for 2 minutes or more and dispose of the litter in nearby bins or recycling points. Carrier bags are to be placed back into the holder ready for the next user. Each sign has a chain to stop it from opening and collapsing, a latch to keep it in the right position and can be sandbagged on windy days.
Who can buy a board?
If you are beachside cafe, restaurant or pub, a surf school or a local business near to the beach and there are bins and/or recycling nearby to your location you can buy a board. If you are a local council, large organisation, or a business further inland, you can buy boards then find suitable beach side ‘Guardians’ to take care of the board.
What are Guardians?
You as owners, or your allocated ‘Guardian’ must ensure that the board is put out and taken in each evening. Weather conditions must be assessed before it is put out and bags and litter pickers are to be stocked up at all times. It cannot be put out in strong winds. Please read and sign the detailed ‘Owner’ and/or ‘Guardian’ guidelines below.
What are the costs?
Each board costs £350 plus VAT. A design fee is £100 (this can increase depending on your requirements). Delivery is totally free. Once delivered, your new board/s will be promoted via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We have 32,000+ followers. Wow.
What do the boards look like?
Who makes the boards?
The signs are made by a company in Barnstaple for us to their bespoke design. The design took a lot of work to finesse, which is why we don’t licence the building of the signs to anyone else. They put in a lot of time to get it right. We do not franchise out the building of the signs.