Surfers Against Sewage | Spring Beach Clean

Join me on the 7th April for the Surfers Against Sewage BIG SPRING BEACH CLEAN at #Rhosneiger, #Anglesey #ecover #plasticfreeoceans #oceanplastic

 

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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