A few days ago I read the spring edition of the Marine Conservation magazine that they send to their members. Unlike other editions, this one had a whole section about plastics. They shared some statistics from their 2015 Great British Beach Clean and I thought I would share it here.
In 2015, more than 6,000 volunteers (wow!) headed to the beach and filled 2,556 bin bags of litter. Plastic and polystyrene were the most recorded items as you can see in the following graph:
Volunteers also recorded where their findings were likely to have come from:
All that rubbish has an owner. Still don’t see a connection between marine litter and your daily choices?