Campers join plastic battle
Campers at a Devon holiday park have been enlisted in the war against plastic on West Country beaches.
Ladram Bay Holiday Park, near Budleigh Salterton in east Devon, launched a bid to retrieve a tonne of waste washed up on its private beach.
And park bosses asked guests to bolster the efforts of their own litter pickers by collecting any plastic they find, and depositing it in a bin on site.
The growing total of discarded plastics gathered is being shown by a rising column of sand on a special display board near the beach path.
Zoe House, a director of Ladram Bay and a member of the park-owning family, said the scheme will help to make the beach more welcoming for families as well as improving conditions for wildlife.
“Plastics can pose a very real threat to marine and land wildlife, as well as blemishing the beautiful natural environment of our coastlines,” she said.
“Guests here love to see the pods of dolphins which often swim in our bay, and they are a constant reminder of how important it is to protect our oceans.”
A raft of other green initiatives at the park have helped Ladram Bay to win a series of conservation and sustainability accolades over the years.
The five-star park offers attractions including a swimming pool with splash zone, an indoor climbing wall and professional entertainment.
More information about the park is available at ladrambay.co.ukThe five-star park offers attractions including a swimming pool with splash zone, an indoor climbing wall and professional entertainment.
More information about the park is available at ladrambay.co.uk