Cambrian News photographer - Chris Woodfield (left) with the Tywyn Beach Guardians

A GROUP of Beach Guardians have supported an Aberystwyth crusader as he pedals against the plight of plastic.

Cambrian News reported “Environmental campaigner Chris Woodfield is currently cycling around the Welsh coastline to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution.

Chris began his Pedal Against Plastic – Wales Coastline Adventure on 5 August, and passed through Tywyn on his travels, stopping to assist in a beach-clean.

Chris, who is the co-ordinator of Plastic Free Aberystwyth, organises beach-cleans as part of Aberystwyth Beach Buddies.­

He said his plastic-free cycle adventure around the coast of Wales will be used “to proactively raise awareness of ocean plastics and demonstrate what we can do to make a positive difference”.

Coinciding with the Welsh Government’s Year of the Sea, Chris set off from Chepstow to cycle the length of Wales, highlighting the issue of ocean plastics by engaging with members of the public, carrying out beach-cleans and posting tips on how to live a plastic-free life.

Throughout his journey Chris is living single-use plastic-free and is asking for donations for the two charities Surfers Against Sewage and Keep Wales Tidy to continue their essential work in reducing single-use plastics.

Tywyn Beach Guardians were delighted to help him on his quest.

Following a quick beach-clean along Tywyn’s beach and promenade, Jane Gager of Tywyn Beach Guardians said: “Thank you to a our little band of beach-cleaners today.

“We met Chris who is cycling around the coast raising awareness of plastic pollution and gathered some rubbish, even if it was not a lot, lots of bits of polystyrene hiding in the seaweed, a few nurdles and lots of cigarette butts on the promenade” here.

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