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Cleaning UK Beaches with Plastic Pollution Solutions

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 10:51:00 AM

The impact of the UK's 5p charge for plastic shopping bags is starting to be felt with the good news that the number of such items found on Britain's beaches has plunged by nearly half.

In a report the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says the number of plastic bags found during its annual Great British Clean was an average of just under seven per 100 meters of coastline – 40% down from the 11 per 100 meters picked up by volunteers in 2015.

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Topics: Plastic Bag Charge, Marine Conservation, Cleaner Beaches, Britain

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