Marine debris is an eyesore along shorelines around the world. It degrades the beauty (aesthetics) of the coastal environment and in many cases may cause economic loss if an area is a popular tourist destination. Would you want to swim at a beach littered in trash?
The number of plastic bags blighting Britain’s beaches has rocketed by a fifth in a year – despite vows by the Coalition to tackle the issue. On average 72 throwaway carrier bags are now littering every mile of coastline.
It’s a beach bummer. Shorelines worldwide are clogged with trash, so much so that during their annual cleanup last year, volunteers with the Ocean Conservancy picked up refuse that weighed as much as 10 Boeing 747 jumbo jets.
The number of cigarette butts dropped on Scotland's beaches has almost doubled in the past year, a conservation charity says. (RT @AlisonJohnstone: Incredible that the Scottish Government STILL hasn't published a marine litter plan.
The Franklin Expedition set sail from Greenhithe, England, on 19 May 1845, with a crew of 24 officers and 110 men. After stopping in the Orkney Isles for supplies, the expedition was last seen by Europeans on 26 July 1845, when Captain Dannett of the whaler Prince of Wales encountered two of the convoy moored to an iceberg in Lancaster Sound.
Making beautiful places even more beautiful. We are proud to announce that Marine Litter News, which is part of the openH2O community, will host its first beach clean day tomorrow, 18th of May at the...