Swans hold beach clean-up

6th June 2018

Swansea City marked World Environment Day by staging a beach clean-up on Swansea Bay.

World Environment Day, which was on June 5 this year, is set aside by the United Nations to promote awareness and action to protect the environment.

The Swans decided to get involved, with 14 members of the club’s staff spending the afternoon cleaning up the beach.

The result was more than a dozen bags full of rubbish being cleared from Swansea Bay.

“We were keen to do something for World Environment Day and felt clearing the beach was the perfect idea,” said Ewan Donaldson, a member of the Swans’ media team and one of the organisers of the clean-up.

“Looking after the environment is something a lot of us within the club feel strongly about.

“We are very lucky to have such beautiful beaches right on our doorstep, but more needs to be done to help preserve and protect our environment and surroundings.

“Swansea is directly affected by plastic consumption. A lot of rubbish is washed up on the beach, affecting sea life, the local ecosystem and our community.

“It was great to be able to use a bit of our work time to go out and do the clean-up.

“We managed to clear a lot of rubbish, so that meant it was actually quite satisfying. It’s something we’ll definitely look to do again.”