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Closed – consultation: Introduction of a deposit return scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Consultation close: 11:45pm on 4 June 2021 The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is carrying out a second consultation on proposals for a deposit return scheme (DRS) on drinks containers.  The aim of a DRS would be to help change behaviour and encourage recycling / reduce littering. DEFRA is seeking views on:

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Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force in England

From October 1st 2020 a ban on the supply of plastic straws and stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds, has come into force in England. It has been estimated that 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds are used each year and many of these end up in the

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Closed – Vote now to help Morecambe Bay Partnership win funding for their ‘Clear the Bay by Day’ Project

Voting closed 12 noon, Thursday 22nd October. Morecambe Bay Partnership has entered a competition being run by the European Outdoor Conservation Association and urgently needs your vote to ensure success. Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Chief Executive Susannah Bleakley said “We have just 1 week to get 1000’s of votes to  turn the tide on plastic. We are the

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The Irish Sea in the 2020s – Survey – closed

This survey is now closed.    The Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, is conducting an Irish-sea wide survey to look to the future and the changing context of the Irish Sea in the 2020s. The aim is to develop a comprehensive picture of the future for the Irish Sea and

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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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