This is a world wide problem, even in the deepest parts of the Mariana trench (10,000 metres deep) plastic has been found and in all regions of the world plastic fibres have been found in sea creatures digestive systems.
I know france has cut down on single use plastics but Mrs May or should that be Dismay has spoken about removing plastics in 25 years, at the current rate of pollution the oceans and sea life don’t have that long.
was watching video on youtube the other night highlighting even the remote islands around the world are affected by our plastic waste in the ocean. alas plastic water bottle production instead of declining has increased so massvly. i cannot remember the exact numbers but it was huge increases like 1000’s of percents
Sadly it is not just the large items like plastic bottles, People overlook what happens to the micro particles and chemicals that leach from the plastics when sea creatures from bacteria to zooplankton digest them then they themselves are eaten and so the cycle goes on right back to man who also consumes them. Priority chemicals are what to search for. http://www.goesfoundation.com/
Here in the Clunysois we are only allowed to re y le plastic bottles.
All 1 plastic has to go to landfill, which is appalling.
I am encouraging our councillors to take on SIRTOM our local recyclers to do more.
With China closing its doors we all need to be more aware of what we buy and how we dispose of it.
Very good Chris, although I admit to sucking in air when T May’s plans for the next 25y are described as ambitious. Haven’t yet heard that a department has been set up to actually plan this ambitious project, so was it just a soundbite?
They say they will be setting up a new independent body to hold government to account and a new set of environmental principles to underpin policy-making.
I’ve got my optimists hat on, but it’s quite breezy today…