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



- 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