Love Our Beaches
A new ocean conservation campaign was launched in Blackpool by Merlin Entertainments and coastal champions LOVEmyBEACH. The partnership is supporting the ‘3Ps’ initiative to avoid environmentally-damaging items ending up in marine waters or washed up on the beach. The initiative encourages everyone to only flush the 3Ps – pee, poo and paper – down the toilet to protect the oceans, beaches and marine life.
The campaign launched in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Thursday 8th February and saw all the team members from all of the Merlin Entertainments Blackpool cluster attractions pledge to support it. The aim is to encourage thousands of visitors to join the 3Ps campaign to protect and conserve beaches and oceans
Kate Shane, Head of Merlin Entertainments Blackpool Cluster, said: “This is an incredibly important campaign. When people flush the wrong things down the toilet it significantly increases the risk of sewage leaking into the sea which causes terrible problems for wildlife, it is extremely harmful to many creatures in the sea and along our beaches and coastlines. We’re delighted to be joining up with our friends at LOVEmyBEACH, who do such amazing work in protecting our coastal environment. The new partnership will encourage a huge number of people visiting our attractions in Blackpool to support the 3P’s initiative. Our teams have also been fantastic in backing the campaign and will be signing voluntary pledges at the launch event. We hope this will encourage lots of other people to join the campaign to protect our beaches and oceans.”
SEA LIFE Blackpool already works with LOVEmyBEACH to carry out beach cleans locally with groups of volunteers.