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WDC joins with BRITA to send plastic pollution warning

WDC joins with BRITA to send plastic pollution warning

A new WDC report issued today reveals the frightening extent of the plastic pollution problem and that 67% of species of whale and dolphin are now affected. To mark the launch of the report, WDC partner BRITA has also revealed worrying survey figures that show nine million Brits have littered at the beach, 22% notice…

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Plastic pollution on beach

Plastic Free July – choose to refuse

Plastic is everywhere. When I look around me, I see a gazillion things made of plastic: my computer, my watch, pens, lights, clothes … the list seems never-ending. Plastic is an incredibly useful and versatile material, however, I have a problem with things being made of plastic when they are intended to be used just…

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Christmas…how to get it wrapped without plastic

It’s that time of year again when there’s only one thing on most people’s minds – and in the shops, on the radio, everywhere you turn. Yes, we mean Christmas. And with Christmas comes presents, and presents means wrapping. Lots of wrapping… However, much of the wrapping paper and tape available on the high street…

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Alpha Travel Insurance stub out cigarette litter with an Urban Beach Clean

15 staff-members from leading travel insurance company tifgroup, the brand behind Alpha Travel Insurance, took part in their first #UrbanBeachClean close to their office in Maidstone, Kent. They helped clean up their local area as part of their ongoing partnership with us. Alpha staff are also raising funds to support The SEALIFE Trust Beluga Whale…

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Microplastics found in brains of crabs is cause for alarm

Researchers at the University of Brighton have carried out the world’s first study into microplastics in the brains of a crustacean species, which could have wider implications for other marine creatures like whales and dolphins. After feeding polystyrene fluorescent microplastic spheres to mussels, the researchers then fed these mussels to velvet swimming crabs. The stomach,…

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