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2016 report just published
Decade low for plastic bags on UK beaches

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Latest news image - Giving Tuesday
Posted - 29 Nov 2016

Giving Tuesday

We want to give a big 'thank you' to all of our supporters who have helped us achieve so much in the past year. Click here to find out more! Read more

Latest news image - Drop in bags on beaches vindicates checkout charge
Posted - 22 Nov 2016

Drop in bags on beaches vindicates checkout charge

Our Great British Beach Clean 2016 report is out and there are some fascinating headlines - plastic bags are down by almost a half, balloons increase by over 50% and there's more drinks litter too. Find out what our volunteers found. Read more

Latest news image - Great British Bathing Results
Posted - 18 Nov 2016

Great British Bathing Results

91% of UK bathing water sites attain good or excellent results this year, following our long running campaign to highlight sewage problems. Read more

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