CHOKING HAZARD - BUT GULLS CAN'T READ

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 29 April 2010

CHOKING HAZARD - BUT GULLS CAN’T READ Our beaches are being overwhelmed with plastic litter.

CHOKING HAZARD - BUT GULLS CAN’T READ Our beaches are being overwhelmed with plastic litter. Not only do plastic bags swirling around in the breeze or wedged between rocks look horrible, they are also a massive threat to the safety of our wildlife - and here’s the evidence. Terry Jones from Brixham in Devon shot this footage whilst filming something else in the town. He was in an elevated postion and was unable to go the herring gull’s resuce - but the reality of what was unfolding before his eyes meant he kept his camera on. If anyone thought that plastic was not an issue for our coastal wildlife then this film will surely change their minds. What can you do to turn the tide on plastic litter on our beaches? You sign up to the MCS Beachwatch Big Weekend in September and help thousands of other volunteers clean up our beaches Become a fan on Facebook or join our Facebook group or Twitter about your thoughts on marine litter and keep up to date with what MCS is doing Help your town or community go plastic bag free and ditch the plastic bag for good! We’ve made a information pack.pdf to make it easy for you to go Plastic Bag Free,

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