Peter Gibson, of ENCAMS
, says: "Throughout Britain discarded gum is a huge problem.
reported widespread improvements around Britain's shores for criteria such as water safety, cleanliness and access.
The book, Blue Flag Beaches, has been published by VisitBritain and ENCAMS
(the environmental charity behind the Blue Flag awards
, the group behind the Keep Britain Tidy campaign has been looking at 171 beaches across the UK and their report out today give a big thumbs up to the Yorkshire resorts.
A study by ENCAMS
- which runs the Keep Britain Tidy campaign - today showed that fast food packaging found on the streets has increased by 12 per cent over the last year.
The charity ENCAMS
, organisers of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, said the total which includes 21 new entries such as Cleethorpes, Colwyn Bay, Keynes Country Park and St Ives Porthminster, smashed last year's record of 83 and is almost double the figure achieved in 2000.
A spokesman for environmental charity ENCAMS
, which hands out the awards, said: "Wales is definitely the place to be when it comes to beaches.
Normanby Primary School has earned a coveted Green Flag - the top award in a worldwide Eco Schools Programme managed by environmental charity ENCAMS
Ministers have recently asked the environmental charity ENCAMS
to train local authorities in the use of fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping.
These are awarded by ENCAMS
, a charity which promotes keeping Britain tidy.
Many of the schools have received an award, either bronze, silver or the prestigious Green Flag, from ENCAMS
who run the national (3) Eco Schools programme.
Cullercoats Bay, along with Whitley Bay South, Tynemouth Longsands South and King Edward's Bay, has been granted a Quality Coast Award by ENCAMS
, which runs the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign.