Robert Goodwill MP took part of the Whitby Sweep with Surfers Against Sewage.
Over the course of a month Surfers Against Sewage are encouraging individuals and groups to hold their own clean up wherever they may be.
The Minister is no stranger to beach cleans, and he does it in his constituency every year. Last year Mr and Mrs Goodwill was among a group of volunteers who cleaned up and collected the appalling amount of rubbish.
Mr Goodwill said “I am delighted to be out supporting my local community in the fight against litter. Beach cleans are a fantastic way to get involved in keeping your local beaches clean and tidy and to help raise public awareness of the impact of litter on the environment”