Lost at Sea: The urgent need to tackle marine litter

As a mandatory 5p charge for plastic bags comes into effect in England, this report calls on governments, industry, retailers and consumers alike to help end the appalling damage plastic waste inflicts on marine environments.

Lost at Sea urges a focus on cutting single-use plastics, removing plastics from down-the-drain products and embracing circular economy principles.

Europe is the world’s second largest plastics producer, after China, the majority of which are destined for packaging.