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Action alert: Tell the EU to say ‘no’ to single-use plastic bags

Millions of marine mammals, birds, turtles and fish die every year as a result of entanglement or ingestion of marine debris, choking and entangled in man-made litter. Plastic bags are the third most common type of litter found on European beaches, lakes and rivers. Used for just a few minutes, they last for centuries in […]

European Parliament draft report on plastic carrier bags

A joint statement on the European Parliament’s draft report on plastic carrier bags has been released by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and 21 other organisations. The organisations issued the statement to alert Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) of the Environment Committee on specific issues they have identified with the Draft ENVI Report and […]

The shocking impacts of plastic pollution in our oceans

. We live in an increasingly throw-away society, but what are the true environmental costs of our perfectly packaged products? Since plastic production began in the 1950s, plastic debris has been accumulating in our marine environment. In just one week, from bottled water alone, the US produces enough discarded bottles to circle the planet five […]

A coastal paradise marred by harmful plastic debris

Blakeney Marshes, North Norfolk, is a paradise. It is a haven for seals, migrating and breeding birds, shell fish, marsh grasses, shrubs and other vegetation – and has loads of lovely mud and sand! It is simply a huge, gorgeous and vital ecosystem that also provides enormous economic benefit for the local community. A beautiful […]

Marine debris – don’t let out of sight be out of mind

  When I first joined EIA as Campaign Researcher on the cetaceans team six months ago, I must confess that marine debris was not something I’d given a lot of consideration to. I hate to see litter by the roadsides, but the accumulation of debris in our marine environment was out of sight and therefore […]

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