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Marine Litter Warning

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7:02am 1st December 2012

Cornwall risks losing some of its best loved marine wildlife because of litter.

The warning from experts as a major beach clean kicks off.

Surfers Against Sewage wants us to send any rubbish we find back to the people who made it.

Lauren Eyles from the Marine Conservation Society says it will protect things like seals and dolphins:

“A lot of animals are quite inquisitive. They will go up to bits of litter in the ocean whether it’s a plastic bag, a bottle, some fishing line, some nets. And they can get caught up in the litter and that can be completely disastrous.

“We all have a special place in our hearts for all of these animals and it would be awful if in years to come if there wasn’t that wildlife to see anymore because we’ve just polluted and polluted our oceans with all of this litter.”

The Return To Offender initiative is an activity designed to help individuals and communities confront businesses with items of litter found on UK beaches, asking them to take specific actions including:

  • Increasing anti-littering messaging on their products to better inform consumers about reuse, recycling and proper disposal.
  • Reducing the amount of packaging used for their products.
  • Identifying less harmful packaging options to safeguard the environment.
  • Supporting environmental initiatives and community activities to protect oceans and beaches.

 

SAS Exec director Hugo Tagholm said:

“We’ve managed to engage with Coca Cola amongst other big companies to really help them improve their packaging policy and to improve the signage on their packaging to help the consumer dispose of the packaging responsibly or to re-use it.

“Hundreds and thousands animals and seabirds die every year because of entanglement and ingestion of marine litter, particularly plastics. Return that can or that packet back to the company and ask that company what they are doing about marine litter”

To get involved communities and individuals can download free Return To Offender resources here

7:02am 1st December 2012

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