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Wyre taking action for World Oceans Day

Cleveleys beach Published Wednesday, 06 June 2018

On 8 June, Wyre Council will be celebrating World Oceans Day to help reduce the amount of rubbish cluttering up our magnificent beaches.

Join us to clean up the beaches and help prevent plastic pollution by recycling your plastic.

World Oceans Day was established in 2017 to protect our shared oceans and stop plastic pollution.

In order to solve the problem, our plastic needs to be recycled properly and starting at home can help.

For Wyre residents, the green kerbside recycling boxes are provided to recycle your mixed clean glass bottles and jars including lids, clean food and drink cans (including pet food and biscuit tins), aerosols (including deodorants and hair spray), aluminium foil and foil trays (clean) and plastic bottles only.

If you’d like to do your bit to help clean up our oceans, Wyre Council is hosting a number of litter picks with LovemyBeach. Join us on Tuesday 5 June at Knott End Ferry slipway 10am until 11:45am or at The Marine Lake, Fleetwood on Thursday 7 June 10:30am until 12pm for our Fleetwood litter pick! Don’t forget to bring suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.

Rossall Point will also host an exhibition on Friday 8 June on what we can do to reduce plastics in the ocean and learn how to make arts and crafts with recycled materials with Wildaid from 1pm until 4pm.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure Health and Community Engagement, commented, “It is important that we take action to reduce the amount of pollution in our oceans. Start at home by ensuring you’re recycling as much as possible and don’t forget to take your rubbish away with you when you visit our open spaces and beaches.

“Help protect what you love and go green to save our oceans and our planet.”

For information on how you can recycle in Wyre, visit          

To find out how to take part in World Oceans Day, visit

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