Increase in amount of plastic found on beaches

The results of the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Beachwatch Big Weekend held in September 2012 have been published.  Over the almost 240 beaches surveyed and 181,978 items of rubbish was collected which filled almost 1,800 rubbish bags. The results show a rise in the amount of plastic found, making up almost 65% of the litter.  The full report can be downloaded via this link.

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