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 Portobello, Fisherrow Sands, Kinghorn Harbour or Ayr 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.