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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?…

To date, our beach cleans have removed over 11 million pieces of litter

It’s estimated that one rubbish truck load of plastic litter enters the ocean every minute

MCS first launched the Good Beach Guide in 1987 as a book to highlight the woeful state of the UK’s bathing waters