MVS recovers more rubbish


For the third year running the East Sussex unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service has carried out an operation to transport tons of plastic rubbish from inaccessible rocks below Beachy Head to Sovereign Harbour for recycling and disposal ashore.

A total of 140 large bags of plastic has now been moved by the MVS from this one small area of coastline over the last three years.

The plastic had been washed up by the sea over the last 40 or more years and built up in layers, despoiling this beautiful stretch of coastline and putting wildlife at risk.

This operation was in support of a project by environmental group Beachy Head and Seven Sisters Extreme Plastic Objects Removal to clear plastic from underneath the cliffs between Eastbourne and Seaford.