NEARLY 50 kilos of rubbish and plastic has been collected during a litter pick.

Volunteers have been picking up litter for The Beacon's great plastic weigh-in, and there is a final little pick taking place on Saturday as the shopping centre aims to have a plastic-free July.

Eastbourne Beach is the final location for volunteers to pick litter, between 10am and midday.

As a thank you to people who take part, the Beacon Shopping centre will provide them with a reusable cup and tote bag.

This will be the third litter pick organised by the centre, and people will once again have to take their collected litter for a final weigh-in opposite Deichmann.

In the last two weeks, volunteers have done litter picks at Terminus Road and Gildredge Park.

The centre's community space - The Hub - will be hosting a mini weigh-in on July 21 between 12pm and 4pm for shoppers who bring bags of single-use plastic to swap for a branded gift.

These contributions will be added to the total weigh-in at the end of the month.

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Workshops will also be held in The Hut, which will show people how to create art with recycled material.

All the plastic collected will be used to create a piece of art with a local artist that will then be put on display.

Bill Plumridge, manager of The Beacon, said: "We would encourage as many people as possible to join us on Saturday for our third and final litter pick.

"It's been great fun, and we've had a lot of families taking part.

"We wanted to do our part this month to challenge everyone to contribute towards a plastic-free world."

People can find the litter picks and book their spaces at: