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New Sea Life Scheme Aims to Keep Seafront Litter Free

New scheme to help keep the resort’s seafront free of litter

Scarborough Sea Life Centre has come up with a new scheme to help keep the resort’s seafront free of litter.

It has entered into a sponsorship of 40 seafront recycle and litter bins which from Tuesday (March 15th) will each carry a persuasive message about the harm litter can cause to marine life.

Sea Life displays supervisor Lyndsey Crawford said:
“The threat posed to marine life by litter which finds its way into the sea cannot be overstated,”

“We regularly have to rescue seal pups and sometimes seabirds too, which have either eaten or become entangled in litter.”

Some of the dangers will be highlighted on those new litter and recycle bin plaques, including that of plastic bags being mistaken by sea turtles for tasty jellyfish and the harm that litter can do to coral reefs.

The project has the backing of Sea Life’s partner marine conservation charity The Sea Life Trust, whose logo will also appear on the bins.

It will also be featured together with the Scarborough Sea Life logo and the message ‘ Litter kills marine life. Bin your litter or take it home’ on the side of the council’s refuse collection wagon.

Sea Life General Manager Richard Dilly said:
“We think residents and holidaymakers alike will applaud this initiative,”

“It will raise awareness of the suffering discarded litter can cause, and encourage people to dispose of it properly and make sure others do too.”

Head of the Sea Life Trust Andy Bool applauded Scarborough’s initiative saying:
“This is a great idea. The Trust will be monitoring closely and if it is a success will encourage other Sea Life centres around the UK and even overseas to try and enter into similar partnerships.”

Harry Briggs, Environmental Enforcement and Contracts Manager at Scarborough Borough Council said:
“We were very keen to work with the Sea Life Centre on this worthy project. Hopefully this effort will help keep our beaches and coast clean and litter free for visitors and residents in and out of the water.”
 
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