In 2018 Fistral Beach Clean offered Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum a quantity of 'vintage beach rubbish' much of this was dated in the early 1980's. Also artwork by way of a surfboard, showing plastics collected from the beach by Gill Arnott. The question was how would we use this and get across the message that rubbish discarded on beaches can last decades and have a negative impact on the environment in many ways.
A display box was made that could be used as a mobile exhibition box containing a selection of the vintage rubbish together with posters and information leaflets. Made out of discarded supermarket fruit boxes they were nearly entirely recyclable. This has been used as part of external displays, school talks and within the museum when talking about issues around beach and ocean plastics and rubbish.
Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum were very pleased to be able to include Fistral Beach Clean within the Cornwall Museum Partnership sponsored docu film 'Together Against Plastics' along with Newquay Marine Group. The docu film available on the Association for Cornish Heritage YouTube Channel available here.