Become a My Beach, Your Beach business

Help us keep Scotland beautiful and support #MyBeachYourBeach this summer!

My Beach, Your Beach aims to help keep our beaches and bathing waters clean for all to enjoy. If you are a business or organisation based at or near Ayr, Troon, Irvine, Kinghorn Harbour, Fisherrow Sands or Portobello beach we’d love for you to get involved. Here are key issues we’re working on:

Litter: It is estimated that over 12 million tonnes of litter enters our seas each year, causing catastrophic damage to our eco-systems. 80% of marine litter starts on land – help us to reduce this figure.

Gulls: Human food attracts gulls, which leads to a number of issues – harm to the gulls by ingesting litter, aggressive behaviour and bacteria at the beach.

Dog fouling: Dog poo is the most annoying litter item according to 7 in 10 people living in Scotland. Not only that, but dog poo on the beach can have harmful effects on bathing water quality.

Drains: Blockages in our drain network are costly but also can cause environmental pollution. Kitchen residues (fats, oils and greases) alongside ‘unflushables’ (wet wipes, sanitary products and others) are often the culprit for blockages.

Why get involved?

Contribute to civic pride, care and responsibility of your local area.
Build your reputation as a responsible, environmentally minded business.
Actively taking part in a local campaign is a great team building activity.

How to get involved

The #MyBeachYourBeach pledge is a great place to start. Commit to three or more pledges, let us know and you’ll receive a supporter pack with window stickers, posters and communication materials for social media.

Take the pledge

We will:

  • Clean up the area outside our business every day.
  • Try to use more sustainable packaging and implement reusables over single-use items as much as possible.
  • Dispose of kitchen fats, oils and greases in an appropriate way, never down the sink or drain.
  • Display information in toilets about what can be flushed: “Only flush the 3 Ps – pee, poo and paper!”
  • Provide and hand out dog poo bags.

Register your business pledge now

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