SAS - on Radio 2

Ace interview by Hugo from Surfers Against Sewage on BBC/Radio 2 with Chris Evans  raising awareness about #plasticoceans, deposit return system on plastic bottles, think before you flush and the Big Spring Clean. Listen here if you missed it:

Some facts for you to understand the issues:

- There may be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Weighing up to 269,000 tonnes

- 99 plastic bottles were found per km of UK beach in 2015

- 1 million sea birds are killed by plastic annually

- 100,000 marine mammals and turtles are killed by marine litter annually


- It takes at least 450 years from a plastic bottle to break down

- More than 320 sanitary items are found per mile of beach in the UK

- On average, 28 wet wipes are found per mile of beach in the UK

- There has been a 140% increase in plastic litter since 1994

- UK water companies spend over £88million to clear sewer blockages every year

- Global production of plastic 311 million tonnes in 2014

Let's do our bit, help to inspire and educate others.

#oceanplastic #plasticfreecoastlines #ecover

Sian Sykes