Source 2 Sea
There is a clear path from land to sea, with litter dropped on our streets and beaches ending up in our waterways and eventually in the ocean.
According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 80% of marine and coastal litter comes from land based activities. Once discarded, plastics are weathered and eroded into very small fragments known as microplastics. These, together with plastic pellets called nurdles are already found in most beaches around the world.
Plastic litter has a particularly bad effect on marine wildlife. Turtles can’t tell the difference between plastic carrier bags and jellyfish and often starve to death from eating them. The Marine Conservation Society says over 90% of Fulmars found dead around the North Sea have plastic in their stomachs.
We're working hard to raise awareness of the issue and to empower young people to take action in their schools and communities.
Here's how you can help.