Litter-pick at coastal beauty spot

The litter-pick at Druridge Bay beach.
The litter-pick at Druridge Bay beach.

Plastic bottles, carrier bags and cigarette butts were among the rubbish collected during a litter-pick at Druridge Bay beach.

The Environment Agency and Northumberland Wildlife Trust did the sweep, while Northumberland County Council removed the collected rubbish.

Environmental monitoring officer Laura Corrigan organised the event. She said: “Litter is a problem for marine wildlife on the Northumberland coast, with hundreds of species accidently eating or becoming entangled in litter. Hopefully the sweep will encourage beach users to dispose of their litter responsibly or reduce, reuse or recycle where possible.”