A BRACE of beach cleans have seen more than 70 volunteers clear 120kg of waste from the Rhyl waterfront and Marine Lake.

Surfers Against Sewage in Rhyl hosted two beach cleans for employees and families from Rhyl law firm Gamlins, based on Russell Road, and the Rhyl branch of Sainsbury's at the Clwyd Retail Park.

Josie Jones of Gamlins said "As a company Gamlins aim to give back to the community and to make a difference. We already an anti-plastic initiative - all staff have been given reusable water bottles and coffee cups.

"This weekend's beach clean was a chance for our friends and family to join us in making a difference in our community".

Racheal Johnson-Roberts from the Rhyl Sainsbury's store said "It was brilliant to be able to get so many of my colleagues out on the seafront with their families, and members of the public were very appreciative of the efforts we were making."

Surfers Against Sewage volunteer organiser Keith Jones added "The public consultation on whether we should have a deposit return scheme for bottles has just taken place and the fact that we again picked up something like 80 or 90 bottles and cans shows that relying on the public to recycle is not working as well as it could be and hopefully we'll see a scheme coming in soon, following Scotland's lead."