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: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04s4zcq


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

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- 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

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