Tag Archives: litter

Banning the use of microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products

Close of submissions of representations on the draft legislation: 15th October 2017. Defra has published the summary of responses to its consultation on banning the use of microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. The draft legislation which will bring the ban into force in 2018 in England has also been published and representations can

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LOVEmyBEACH – an update on the work of the Turning Tides Partnership

The latest LOVEmyBEACH e-newsletter is available to download from the link below. It contains links to a map of beach water quality in the North West of England, where to find your local beach clean event, a survey being run by Sefton Council on bathing water quality and news about the recent school Illuminations competition

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UK MARLISCO Forum 10th December 2014, London

The UK MARLISCO Forum is scheduled for the 10th December. MARLISCO (MARine LItter in European Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-resposibility) is a European Seas project seeking to raise public awareness of litter problems within the marine environment, and to promote sustainable management to reduce marine litter originating from land and sea based sources. The marine environmental

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence – NW ACE 2014 – Winners Announced!

The winners of the NW ACE 2014 were announced today at Destination Coast! – the North West Coastal Forum’s biennial regional conference. The awards were presented by Peter Hampson, CEO of British Destinations. They were: Coastal Champion: in an unusual move we have 3 joint winners this year. They were proposed on one nomination and

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Marine Scotland publishes its first Marine Litter Strategy

Marine Scotland has published its first Marine Litter Strategy. Its main purpose is to develop methods to ensure clean, safe, tidy, diverse and productive coastal and marine environments in the future. The strategy underpins developments in marine legislation through the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 in promoting sustainable use of the environment to enhance ecological, economic and

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Closed – Consultation on the Draft Scottish Marine Litter Strategy

Marine Scotland has issued a high level draft Marine Litter Strategy which aims to address the levels of marine litter present in the marine and coastal environment. The Strategy, which sits alongside Scoland’s draft National Litter Strategy which is also the subject of consultation, seeks to maximise opportunities and minimise threats to addressing the levels

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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.

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MARLISCO Marine Litter in European Seas: Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility

MARLISCO, Marine Litter in European Seas: Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility is a three year European Project to raise societal awareness of the problems and potential solutions relating to marine litter.  Partners in this project include the Province of Teramo which was a partner in the recent SUSTAIN project.  Everyone is invited to take part in a survey

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Fylde BeachCare News

Annie Heslop has recently been recruited as the new Fylde BeachCare Officer, to take project into its second phase. Fylde BeachCare is a partnership between the Environment Agency, United Utilities and Keep Britain Tidy across the Fylde peninsula from Fleetwood to Lytham. It aims to inspire and empower the local community, tourists and businesses to take sustained action to improve the

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