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Latest news image - Report looks at potential for bottle deposit scheme in Scotland
posted - 2015-05-21

Report looks at potential for bottle deposit scheme in Scotland

MCS supports a new report looking at the impacts a Bottle Deposit Return Scheme could have in Scotland. MCS data shows plastic drinks bottles alone have, on average, made up 5% of litter found on Scottish beaches in the last decade. Read more

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Latest news image - MCS to provide official beach litter data for MSFD monitoring
posted - 2015-05-21

MCS to provide official beach litter data for MSFD monitoring

MCS is commissioned by Defra to provide official data on beach litter in the UK as part of monitoring programme for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Testament to the robustness of the our methodology and reliability of  data collected by our volunteers. Read more

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Latest news image - UK's largest wholesale foodservice supplier takes Sustainable Fish pledge
posted - 2015-05-21

UK's largest wholesale foodservice supplier takes Sustainable Fish pledge

Brakes new fish sourcing policy means the company have stopped buying any fish rated 5 on the MCS Fish to Avoid List, and will remove or re-sourcing all Amber (4 rated) items within 12 months now that they've signed the Sustainable Fish Cities Pledge. Read more

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Latest news image - MCS opposes changes to EU birds and habitat directives
posted - 2015-05-12

MCS opposes changes to EU birds and habitat directives

We've joined 100 other conservation organisations calling on the UK Government to defend EU Nature Directives. It's taken a long time to get these laws working for nature - but right now they're  in danger of being watered down by the European Commission. You can take action now! Read more

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Latest news image - The Plastic Challenge 1st to 30th June
posted - 2015-05-06

The Plastic Challenge 1st to 30th June

MCS announces dates for this year's Plastic Challenge! Join hundreds of people giving up single use plastics whilst raising money to fight plastic litter. Read more

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Latest news image - Fancy lending a hand?
posted - 2015-05-05

Fancy lending a hand?

It's Big Beach Clean-up time with MCS and M&S, starting on Thursday 7th at beaches nation-wide. Register here  Read more

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Latest news image - Political sea views
posted - 2015-04-20

Political sea views

The parties in the running for the General Election 2015 have all outlined their plans for the sea, both at home and overseas Read more

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Latest news image - 3 days to go before English MCZ consultation closes
posted - 2015-04-21

3 days to go before English MCZ consultation closes

On April 24th the public consultation on 23 proposed MCZ sites in English waters closes. Each one of these sites needs to become a reality, so the more responses to the consultation the better. Protected areas have – on average - 21% more biodiversity when the damage stops. Please take part... Read more

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Latest news image - 2015 National Student Awards
posted - 2015-04-20

2015 National Student Awards

A new award scheme for UK students working on marine environment projects opens today, get applying now! Read more

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Latest news image - Public help needed in basking shark tag and track project
posted - 2015-04-08

Public help needed in basking shark tag and track project

MCS and the University of Exeter have joined forces in a basking shark satellite tag and track project in Cornish waters. The project relies on public help, though. If you spot a basking shark around Cornwall, call 07935 098122 to mobilise the tag team. Read more

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