Rubbish/trash on a beach stock image. Picture: Pixabay.

“Don’t Make Easter Rubbish” is a new campaign launched to help protect sea life.

Marine experts at Sea Life centres and the Sea Life Trust charity, want people to take their rubbish home as Covid restrictions ease and people make the most of the Easter weekend.

Nigel Croasdale, general manager at the Hunstanton centre, said staff had seen first-hand the worrying effects last year’s restrictions relaxation had on the amount of litter in waterways. 

By raising awareness, the aim is stopping this from happening again with everyone doing their bit to make a positive difference to marine creatures and their habitats, he said.

Sea Life teams nationwide take part in regular beach and waterway cleans where the most common items found are plastic bottles, bottle tops, straws, food wrappers and cigarette butts. Litter including face masks poses a huge risk to hundreds of wildlife species. 

Click on the website www.visitsealife.com/rubbish for details.