Portland: Annual Breakwater Cleaning

Marine plastic pollution is a serious threat to the health of our marine environments and their biodiversity. Portland Port has taken steps to begin addressing the plastics and litter that come in to Portland Harbour. 

A team of 20 Portland Port employees volunteered to spend a few hours removing the marine plastics and litter that had been washed up at Fort Head on the Outer Breakwater; with an extensive breakwater system of over 5km it seemed like a good place to start. 

Future trips are being planned to continue the good work. The waste that was collected will go towards the Wombling Sculpture and the rest will be separated, and as much as possible being recycled.