Take two min­utes

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If you have been out and about on our beaches this sum­mer you may have no­ticed the rather bold A-boards spring­ing up en­cour­ag­ing you to spare some time for a quick lit­ter pick. The #2min­ute­beach­clean ini­tia­tive was set up by not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion The Beach Clean Net­work Lim­ited in 2014 fol­low­ing storms which left beaches all over the UK lit­tered with plas­tics from the sea. Busi­nesses, or­gan­i­sa­tions and com­mu­ni­ties can spon­sor and man­age the boards, which stand out on the prom and come with car­rier bags and lit­ter pick­ers to bor­row. The idea is sim­ple, to en­cour­age peo­ple to spend just two min­utes do­ing a quick beach clean on the sand. The or­gan­i­sa­tion be­lieves that ev­ery sin­gle piece of plas­tic re­moved from the beach is a piece of plas­tic that won’t go on to harm ma­rine life. There are now #2min­ute­beach­clean sta­tions around the globe – and here in Nor­folk there are more and more spring­ing up – in­clud­ing Cromer, Sheringham, West Run­ton, East Run­ton, Mun­des­ley, Wal­cott, Sea Palling, Hemsby and Great Yar­mouth

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