Our Seaside Story
Living by the sea, plastic pollution is something we witness everyday on our local beaches. Plastic bottles, bags, cups, straws, food wrappers, balloons, containers, toys, polystyrene, fishnets, ropes, textiles and microplastics. You can bet that every item of plastic you can think of is in the sea and with each tide comes a stark reminder of an issue that is otherwise out of sight, out of mind.
300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. It's estimated that only 10% of this is recycled, with an astonishing 8 million tons of disposed plastic waste entering our oceans annually. Rather than degrading, plastic breaks up into smaller toxic pieces which then enter the food chain and effect our entire eco-system.