Volunteer group NCS worked with Plastic Free Eastbourne and picked up a ‘staggering amount of rubbish’ in Eastbourne Town Centre.

NCS (National Citizens Service) Eastbourne created a social action project to raise awareness for Plastic Free Eastbourne, a local campaigning group which helps raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution and encourages people to reduce plastic waste.

They went from Eastbourne station down Terminus Road to the beach collecting as much waste as possible.

“A staggering amount of rubbish was collected, including over 500 cigarette butts. At the end of the day, we sorted the rubbish we collected and discarded any unusable waste

On Friday, we went outside Metro bank at the Beacon and created a piece of art using the waste we collected, more accurately we created a 2D sculpture of a seahorse to symbolize how our plastic pollution devastates marine life. We then went around the area, speaking with pedestrians and raising awareness of the cause.

“Raising awareness is important because a lot of people are unaware about plastic pollution”

“Plastic waste affects our generation so we should be the ones to take action”

“We are doing this to raise awareness and make a difference”

“Plastic pollution is bad because it kills marine life”

“It’s not just our duty to help the environment, it’s everyone’s”

“If you don’t help to clean the environment, who will?”

Oliver Sterno ~ Community Leader for Plastic Free Eastbourne ~ said: “We are so grateful for this group of young volunteers to help promote our campaign with this fun and popular event, which engaged many members of the public. Thank you NCS”

Email plasticfreeeastbourne@gmail.com