Surfers against sewages Protecting British beaches. “SAS is working at community, corporate and Government level to tackle the growing tide of marine litter that washes up on UK beaches every year.”. Marine litter.
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Marine level to tackle the growing tide of marine litter that washes up on UK beaches every year.”litter
Plastic debris can be found littered on coastlines all across the world’s oceans, even on the most finest beaches.
Plastic is not biodegradable therefore plastic will not degrade as quick as other litters would. Plastic will degrade slower in the marine environment than on land. A normal plastic bottle/bag can take up to 450 years if left to degrade.
Sources of marine litter*:
40.4% from the public – glass bottles buds plastic bags
4.5% Sewage related Debris – what goes down your toile
13.9% fishing litter – old nets
0.7% fly tipping – bits of carpet sofas metal
3.9% shipping – oil waste and ship waste
0.2% medical waste – plasters and bandages
36.3% non-sourced – boats litter from abroad
Sewage outfall level to tackle the growing tide of marine litter that washes up on UK beaches every year.”