Event 162: Dr Who Beach, Cardiff Bay (25 March 2018)

On Sunday 25 March, around 30 volunteers, plus support from the Parks department, made it through the road-closures in place for the Cardiff Bay Run out to tackle the ever-horrible Dr Who Beach (by the old Dr Who Experience), as part of our series of events to help turn the tide on plastic in Cardiff before the Volvo Ocean Race arrives here at the end of May. (Apologies to anyone who tried to get there and wasn’t allowed through — it was out of our control, unfortunately.)

As ever at this site, where the water currents conspire to accumulate a lot of the rubbish that gets washed into the bay, we were confronted by a really daunting prospect:

But two hours’ hard work by everyone concerned…

… did manage to make a difference.

Some of the plastics we collected will be recycled into musical instruments, which will be used in ‘Under the Bridge’ — a Cardiff Harbour Authority community project that aims to encourage young people from the local area to take part in urban activity workshops during the Easter holidays.

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