Our oceans are becoming a plastic soup

February 16, 2018 11:45 PM
Originally published by Chelmsford Liberal Democrats

Tom Brake MP campaigning for a plastic bag charge in 2012The world's oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup.

Unless we take action, plastic waste will continue to pollute our oceans with devastating effect.

We have all heard the reports of seabirds strangled by 6-pack rings and whales washing up with guts full of plastic, but did you know that people who eat seafood swallow around 11,000 plastic particles a year?

Prawns with polystyrene anyone?

The time has come to tackle marine litter head-on with a campaign to Save our Seas.

Liberal Democrats have been a trailblazer in tackling plastic waste. Our plastic bag charge reduced usage by 85% in the first year and our recent disposable coffee cups campaign has led to a "latte levy" being proposed by a group of influential cross-party MPs. Now we are calling for the government to commit to a Plastic-Free Charter.

Read more and sign up to the campaign: https://www.libdems.org.uk/oceans-becoming-plastic-soup