Back in 2014, plastic waste along the shore of Frampton Marsh was a big issue. So much so that the Boston Wildlife Explorers group collected a massive 6 Kg of rubbish from just 100 metres of shoreline. And not all of it was small. Take a look at the ‘throwback’ picture. Can you see how much rubbish they collected? From bottles to tyres to… a TV!
Marine rubbish is seriously dangerous for the wildlife we have on our reserves and across the world. All sorts just clog up the sea, like plastic bottles and even fishing lines. Animals that find it can end up tangled, trapped or with tummy troubles! (Sometimes they mistake rubbish for food!) All of this can seriously harm or cause the death of lots of the wildlife around us.
TV programmes, like Blue Planet, are talking about the big impact plastic pollution has on the oceans. It is even talked about much more in the news.
RSPB and SC Johnson are working together to take action on the issue of marine plastics through a programme reaching over 300,000 people in 2019 and 2020. This work is possible due to their generous support.
If YOU want to take action too, join us at Frampton Marsh on Tuesday 22 October from 10 am to make a difference. We will meet at the seabank car park before setting out to clean up as much plastic waste as we can find. Please bring suitable clothing that you don't mind getting a little mucky, and gloves like gardening gloves would be very useful too. Hope to see you there!
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