20 Sep '11, 6am

Missed the Beachwatch Big Weekend? You can still get involved in future beach cleans or start your own!

Missed the Beachwatch Big Weekend? You can still get involved in future beach cleans or start your own!

Help MCS turn the tide on pollution Pollution from sewers, farmland and city streets is a serious concern at a third of the UK's bathing beaches, and beach litter levels continue to be over acceptable levels at nearly 2,000 items for every kilometre on a beach. Litter and sewage pollution is not only an eyesore but is also a danger to the amazing wildlife in our seas and on our beaches. We want to see action taken to reduce litter levels on our beaches by half by 2020 and to see a drop in sewage pollution. View the following video, taken from the BBC series Tropic of Cancer, to see the problems caused by plastic. Presenter Simon Reeve says "This is a colossal problem that we really need to address" - watch to find out why: Turning the tide on litter - what needs to happen? MCS wants: Government to formulate coherent marine litter action plans. Industry to improve water tre...

Full article: http://www.mcsuk.org/what_we_do/Clean%20seas%20and%20beaches

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