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Running until the 9th of August, National Marine Week is a celebration of all the things we love about the seaside.
Below we’ve suggested a whole host of beach-themed family activities to help you enjoy the event - including joining Pura for a beach clean up!
Be a clean marine
Beach clean ups are a great way to educate children about the importance of caring for our oceans and coastline. Pura’s very own beach clean up is tomorrow (Friday 31st July) in The Wirral, North West England.
The Pura team will be meeting at the Castle Forte at New Brighton Beach at 10.30am and will be there for a few hours, scouring the beach for litter. Come join us, learn more about the brand and pick up a free sample of plastic-free wipes!
If you can’t make it, check your local area for similar beach clean events.
Grab a net, and bucket, and teach tots about the treasures of the sea by exploring rockpools and pretending to be mini marine detectives. What will you find? Will you catch a crab? Collect shells and pebbles, look at seaweed and driftwood, and make a list of what you’ve spotted or picked up to discuss on the way home.
You can even indulge in some seaside art with your stash of findings. Make a shell bedecked sandcastle or a sand mermaid with green seaweed hair and a pretty pebble tail.
Take litter home
Everyone enjoys a picnic at the seaside, but it’s essential to take your litter home if you can’t find a bin.
The recent media images of our coastlines carpeted in plastic after the ease in lockdown restrictions were truly heartbreaking.
Take reusable items such as refillable water bottles and pack food in your own containers, instead of wrapping them in plastic, to help minimise waste. Handy for cleaning sticky faces and hands, or for outdoor nappy changes, baby wipes are sadly some of the worst litter culprits, polluting our beaches.
While Pura’s wipes are 100% plastic-free, there are wipes that are not and therefore take decades to decompose, are highly harmful, polluting the oceans and harming wildlife. All wipes and nappies should be cleared away when you leave. As you’re doing so, take the opportunity to teach your children why.
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