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Latest news image - Pledge your support for a ban on balloon releases on council land today
posted - 2017-03-23

Pledge your support for a ban on balloon releases on council land today

Balloons can entangle and choke wildlife to death and our volunteer cleaners saw a rise of over 50% in the amount of balloon litter on UK beaches between 2015 and 2016. That's why we want councils across the UK to implement voluntary bans on balloon (and lantern) releases on their land. Pledge your support today and help fill up our 'we want a ban' map    Read more

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Latest news image - We respond to media reports on latest seafood advice
posted - 2017-03-17

We respond to media reports on latest seafood advice

A number of news reports suggest that MCS recommends removing haddock from menus, resulting from today's news item (see below). The following statement has been prepared in response. Read more

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Latest news image - Our latest seafood ratings sees three haddock fisheries downgraded
posted - 2017-03-17

Our latest seafood ratings sees three haddock fisheries downgraded

A change in scientific advice means three haddock fisheries in the North Sea and West of Scotland are no longer on our green 'Fish to Eat' list. It's a great opportunity to try alternatives like hake and coley - but check out the latest Good Fish Guide for details. American lobster has clawed its way up the ratings whilst there's also improvements for some scampi fisheries    

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Latest news image - Fancy making a difference on plastic waste in Wales?
posted - 2017-03-08

Fancy making a difference on plastic waste in Wales?

Please sign our petition asking the Welsh Assembly and Government to tackle the plastic problem with a Deposit Return System. Read more

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Latest news image - Motion for a Deposit Return System put forward to Scottish Parliament
posted - 2017-03-03

Motion for a Deposit Return System put forward to Scottish Parliament

NGOs are calling on the public to write to their MSPs to ask them to support the motion for a DRS across Scotland. Write to your MSP here. Read more

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Latest news image - Good Fish Guide App recognised for cutting edge design
posted - 2017-02-23

Good Fish Guide App recognised for cutting edge design

Our Good Fish Guide mobile App has won Gold at the London Design Awards which recognise creativity and leading design across a host of platforms. We worked with mobile app development company, Brightec, on this version of our web based and paper pocket guide. The Brighton-based outfit turned a complicated brief into a simple, user-friendly, ethical ‘pocket guide’ consumer app!

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Latest news image - Celebrating our seas event report
posted - 2017-02-23

Celebrating our seas event report

Earlier this week, we held a special event to celebrate the amazing and diverse marine life that lives in UK seas. Read more

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Latest news image - U-turn as soft drinks giant backs deposit return scheme in Scotland
posted - 2017-02-22

U-turn as soft drinks giant backs deposit return scheme in Scotland

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'. 

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Latest news image - Volunteers find tiny nurdles on almost three-quarters of UK beaches
posted - 2017-02-17

Volunteers find tiny nurdles on almost three-quarters of UK beaches

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!    Read more

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Latest news image - Loopholes in microbead consultation need attention
posted - 2017-02-07

Loopholes in microbead consultation need attention

Survey findings suggest that products with microplastics will continue to enter the ocean if the government excludes them from the microbeads ban. Read more

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