Surfers aim to give the beach a spring clean

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A CLEAN-UP is being held to tidy a beach.

Surfers Against Sewage are organising a Spring Beach Clean, at Hook-with-Warsash, as a part of a national day of action at 150 beaches.

The group says the litter crisis is one of the biggest threats to the marine environment, with about 8m pieces of rubbish entering the sea every day harming and killing marine wildlife.

SAS are calling for a 50 per cent reduction in UK beach litter by 2020 and their Big Spring Beach Clean is one of the many ways they are hoping to achieve this.

Jennifer Soffe from SAS said: ‘There isn’t a particular target to reach – just a clean beach! So we want to collect as much as we can.’

SAS organise two beach cleans a year nationally, with the aim of reducing the amount of litter damaging oceans and wildlife, and raising awareness.

The event is at Hook-with-Warsash beach on Saturday between 2pm and 4pm.