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Marine Litter Action Network (MLAN)

The Marine Litter Action Network was established in June 2014 to bring together people and their organisations across different sectors to tackle the issue of marine litter. We now have over 60 organisations involved. If you would like to join please contact us at info@mcsuk.org

It was obvious that more needed to be done. A lot was being done but it was fragmented. Trying to create a forum where everything was brought together and where more was made of the sum of the parts, could only add value

Fiona Wheatley
Marks and Spencer

Key achievements from the network:

Watch our MLAN video

Actions you can take


Did you know?…

Plastic has been found in the stomachs of almost all marine species including fish, birds, whales, dolphins, seals and turtles

Litter has increased by 135% since 1994, with plastics increasing by a staggering 180%

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is thought to be 6 times the size of the UK

The future of fisheries is being decided

Fisheries CampaignThe UK government has opened a public consultation asking how we think they should manage our fisheries after Brexit through a new Fisheries Bill.

Act now!