Yesterday a team from the National Federation of Builders (NFB) and representatives of Central Sussex Rotary club, Julie and Steve Smyth, spent the day litter picking along one of the most iconic seafronts in the country. They collected rubbish and cleaned up the beach, promenade, and lawns in the Brighton and Hove area.
James Butcher of the NFB says ‘The impact of litter in local areas can have harmful consequences on people, animals, and the natural environment. Getting involved with social action in your local area, such as litter picking, is not only beneficial to the environment, but also helps strengthen communities and is good for personal wellbeing’
According to National Geographic there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean and counting. Fish, seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals can ingest or become entangled in plastic debris and litter, causing suffocation, starvation and drowning. But this doesn’t just affect marine life, because plastic can take up to hundreds of years to decompose, some of it breaks down into tiny particles that end up in the seafood we eat.
The NFB is committed to championing good causes and social action.