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Tell us what you think about plastic pollution!

To launch the new Preventing Plastic Pollution website we have created a survey to learn about what you think about plastic pollution.

As the public are becoming increasingly aware of the scale and severity of plastic pollution, this project will develop a model to gather data on the amount and likely sources of pollution at seven pilot sites: Brest Harbour, Bay of Douarnenez, Bay of Veys, Poole Harbour, and the Medway, Tamar, and Great Ouse estuaries. The information gathered from research in these areas will allow the cross-Channel partnerships to tackle some of the four million tonnes of plastic waste that enter the sea via rivers every year.

Using a targeted approach, experts will evaluate plastic pollution entering the catchments and identify pollution hotspots from source to sea. They will assess the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of current and innovative approaches and create a portfolio of removal methods to prevent and manage pollution.

Our new website will be an online hub for the project, sharing key data and reports from the experts’ research. It will also include dedicated events, activities and resources sections which offer multiple opportunities for the general public to get involved with preventing plastic pollution themselves.

Anyone can help to prevent plastic pollution, and we are encouraging all members of the public to get involved with the project now by filling out this quick survey to share their knowledge and perception of the issue.

Take part in our survey now!

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