Wash and North Norfolk Coast Marine Debris Pilot Project
As a partner of the East of England Plastics Coalition (EEPC), Eastern IFCA is pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot project to tackle marine debris along our coast. The project is run by the EEPC’s Marine Debris Removal Working Group, in collaboration with Odyssey Innovation, and funded by Natural England. Read more about this initiative below.
About the project:
A new pilot project is currently under way along the Wash and North Norfolk Coast to collect and recycle marine debris and help local nature recovery!
The project aims to collect marine debris that is washed onto the shoreline, deposit it into bins, and then analyse it to determine the types and quantities of debris collected. Following this, potential routes to recycling will be established, which will help inform a permanent solution to marine debris in the region.
Look out for collection bins (pictured left) along the coastline between Weybourne and Sea Palling where marine debris of specific types can be deposited. There will be a poster (pictured below) on each bin showing what can be put into the bin (labelled as ‘WE ACCEPT’) and what cannot (labelled as ‘NOT ACCEPTED’).
All the bins will be collected on the 23rd February. The debris will be sorted and will then go for laboratory analysis to help determine the specific materials and quantities. This information will help establish recycling routes and set up the foundations to help local nature recovery in the region!
The pilot is a partnership project run by the East of England Plastics Coalition (EEPC) Marine Debris Removal Working Group, in collaboration with Odyssey Innovation, and funded by Natural England.