By implementing and campaigning schemes such as ‘Beachwatch’ and the 5p bag charge The Marine Conservation Society has created a stir around the marine sewage, particularly in Bournemouth.
However, MSC explains that pollution is “going up” due to micro-plastics.
Micro-plastics come from larger plastics which have broken down into small pieces which are easily swallowed by marine life – depriving them of nutrients.
Lizzie Prior from MCS says “There will more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050.”
‘Beachwatch’, run by MCS, asks for volunteers to record what they find on their beaches and submit the data back to create overall trends in their research.
“Putting a charge on plastics changes peoples mindsets overnight which creates a quick, positive change to the environment.”
MCS have future plans to spread awareness of pollution by putting deposits on plastic bottles.
This means they can be recycled rather than going to our oceans.
Their scheme is asking the government to put in taxes and bans onto items to start shifting the publics behaviour.
Due to the food chain, the plastic in which fish consume ends up on our plates.
Plastics in which MCS say have toxins attached to them.
Lizzie Prior says that: “We shouldn’t be using any single-use plastic as the environmental impact is large.
“It starts with people stopping using plastic for one time if they’re going to throw it away.”
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