Stop producing the rubbish in the first place
We need to stop putting rubbish into the ocean – it will end up somewhere, even if it is on the other side of the world. What goes around, comes around.
If 1 of us stopped using one plastic bottle a week - that would mean 52 less plastic bottles a month. If two people stopped, that would be 104. If 10 people stopped, that would be 520 less in the environment.
What was found in the MCS Beach Clean Up Weekend
The top 10 Items found on beaches in the 2016 clean up
Popular items found on Henderson Island in the Pitcairns were toy soldiers, dominos, toothbrushes and hundreds of hardhats, cigarette lighters
And on the Versova beach in India, the volunteers discovered blue plastic bags, faded milk packets, torn teddy bears, soaking diapers, wrappers, empty toothpaste tubes, all of which were washed ashore.