The project aims to survey every beach between Berwick and Amble at least four times per year. The results will then be analysed and a report produced with an action plan to tackle the problem.
The latter has supported LEAF since its inception and has donated £2,000 specifically to aid this project.
A grant from the Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) at the Community Foundation has enabled the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership to recruit and train volunteers to carry out a year-long beach litter survey on all of the beaches in the area.
“Each year we review our carbon footprint, calculate the cost of our emissions and, through LEAF, donate that value to North-East projects dedicated to improving the environment,” he said. “This year, Muckle LLP’s employees voted to support this project and we are delighted that our donation will be used to improve the beaches of Northumberland almost instantly.
Funding was provided through LEAF, a collaboration between the Community Foundation, Shears Foundation, Greggs Foundation and individual and corporate donors such as Muckle LLP.