recycling brought to beaches

The English summer might not be up to much this year - but people braving the weather on one south coast beach will be able to make sure they recycle.

Brighton beach is, from this week, offering recycling bins for mixed glass, plastic bottles, mixed paper and card, drinks cans and food tins just yards from the water.

Brighton & Hove City Council is putting the first two bins on what it says is the busiest stretch of seafront between the piers, in a drive to keep beaches clean.

Then overall, ten recycling bins are planned in pairs at five sites to encourage both locals and tourists to recycle on the go.

The city's cabinet member for environment, Geoffrey Theobald, said: "Beach-side recycling is the first step in our drive to enable people to recycle in the city's busiest visitor areas.

"We want to make it easy and convenient to recycle and we'll be following up with sites in the city centre."

The council has also put in 30 new on-street recycling bins for litter are planned for the city centre, in St James' Street, Western Road, North Street and Queens Road.

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