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The Marine Conservation Society champions the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches. Show more +...

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

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'.    Read more

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

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

Latest news image - Loopholes in microbead consultation need attention
Posted - 07 Feb 2017

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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