posted - 2017-02-22
Coca-Cola has announced its support for a deposit return system for cans and bottles in Scotland, after being historically opposed to such schemes around the world prior to their introduction. The announcement has been welcomed by MCS and partners in the 'Have You Got The Bottle Campaign'.
posted - 2017-02-17
Plastic nurdles have been found on 73% of UK beaches during the recent Great Winter Nurdle Hunt, which was supported by a number of envinonmental groups including MCS. Volunteers counted a 127,000 nurdles on one beach alone!
posted - 2017-02-07
posted - 2017-01-27
The Rockfish Seafood group, owned by UK chef Mitch Tonks, has won the Good Catch Award at this year’s National Fish and Chip Shop Awards.
The six restaurants were awarded the accolade by judges from MCS and the Marine Stewardship Council, with whom we sponsor the award. Good Catch aims to encourage sustainable sourcing in the fish and chip shop industry and help diners to eat fish from fisheries and fish farms that are minimising their impact on the marine environment.
posted - 2017-01-30
posted - 2017-01-26
Report your #wildbottlesightings today! Wherever you spot a littered plastic bottle or drinks can - beach, street, park - we want to hear about it. We'll use our new map to raise awareness of our campaign backing the need for Deposit Return Systems. If you use Twitter or Facebook share your #wildbottlesighting so we can collect as many reports as possible to paint a true picture of the UK’s littered bottles and cans
posted - 2017-01-24
Tonight, Sky Atlantic is showing a documentary called ‘A Plastic Tide’ highlighting the issues of the plastic soup affecting our magnificent oceans. MCS Scotland Conservation Officer, Catherine Gemmell, has written a piece sharing her experience in beachcleaning and working with Sky.
posted - 2017-01-19
Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia are the high street restaurants performing the best when it comes to seafood sustainability, whilst Prezzo, Wetherspoons and Itsu are doing the worst. Eleven chains and pubs have been assessed by us and ratings organisation Fish2fork.
posted - 2017-01-16
Kingmere and Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zones are among the first Marine Conservation Zones to have management measures in England. We're delighted to have been a part of this through our Community Voice Project.
posted - 2017-01-12
A review into the viability of a £1.3bn project to build a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay hasn't taken into account the adverse longterm ecological impacts. If built, the project should be treated as a test case during the first five years of operation before others are commissioned says MCS.