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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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Latest news image - Devon chippy group scoops our sustainable fish supper award
posted - 2017-01-27

Devon chippy group scoops our sustainable fish supper award

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.
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Latest news image - Lottery thanks at gala event
posted - 2017-01-30

Lottery thanks at gala event

Prince Charles and David Attenborough were with us to thank players of Peoples Postcode Lottery for supporting our work. Read more

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Latest news image - Help us get Deposit Return Systems by reporting your wild bottle sightings
posted - 2017-01-26

Help us get Deposit Return Systems by reporting your wild bottle sightings

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 Read more

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Latest news image - Sky News joins Marine Conservation Society on pollution campaign
posted - 2017-01-24

Sky News joins Marine Conservation Society on pollution campaign

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. Read more

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Latest news image - Diners in the dark when it comes to clarity on the menu
posted - 2017-01-19

Diners in the dark when it comes to clarity on the menu

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.   Read more

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Latest news image - Safeguarding Sussex Seas
posted - 2017-01-16

Safeguarding Sussex Seas

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. Read more

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Latest news image - Swansea lagoon should be test case for first five years of operation
posted - 2017-01-12

Swansea lagoon should be test case for first five years of operation

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.      Read more

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