Plastic bag litter falls in UK seas

Plastic bag litter falls in UK seas
 

A study of litter in UK seas shows the number of plastic bags has fallen, amid a rise in other types of plastic rubbish.
The authors say this could be due to several things - the introduction of charges for plastic bags across Europe, manufacturing changes and changes in ocean dynamics.
The research found a rise in the proportion of fishing debris.
Some of the plastic debris is likely to be coming from outside the UK.
The reduced proportion of plastic bags in marine litter was found from 2010 onwards. There was a drop of around 30% from the pre-2010 period compared with afterwards.
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5 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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