Beach Clean

Secret Linen Store take on beach clean

This week our wonderful team of bed-makers took a morning off, wrapped up warm and spent some time together in the fresh air, and reconnected with nature.

It wasn’t just a chance for us to nurture our tired brains and boost our wellbeing (although these alone are excellent reasons to do it) but it was, in fact, a chance for us to do our bit in looking after the planet.

We’re constantly looking for new ways to give back and do our bit, no matter how big or small. So, wearing our comfiest of shoes (and warmest of hats), we took a trip to our local beach to take part in the Million Mile Beach Clean.

The initiative has been created by Surfers Against Sewage, a small grassroots community that is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches, and wildlife and aims to mobilise 100,000 people each year to get out and protect the areas they love.

We walked for just under two miles and collected a whole host of items that definitely did not want to be making their way into the sea, including:

  • Lolipop Sticks
  • Cigarette Packets
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Rope
  • Lego
  • Fishing netting
  • Bottle Tops
  • Sanitary Products
  • A Shoe
  • Wet Wipes
  • Straw
  • Plastic Fork
  • Broken Glass
  • Cans
  • Sweet Wrappers
  • A Dummy
  • A Glove
  • Face Masks
  • Polystyrene
  • Lighters
  • Crisp Packets
  • Mobile Screen Protector
  • Fishing Wire
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Milk Cartons
  • Nails
  • Cushion Pad
  • Shoe Laces
Beach clean

We finished the morning feeling good, our lungs full of fresh air and satisfied that every piece of rubbish we collected was bringing us one step closer to stopping plastic pollution. Well done everyone!

Secret Linen Store take on a beach clean