The ‘P’ Word: Plastic Pollution on Britain’s Beaches

Tweet Plastic pollution is a growing issue in the oceans that make up most of our planet’s surface. According to environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage, plastic consistently makes up for 60% to 90% of all marine debris studied, hinting that many of Britain’s picturesque beaches could be affected by this pollution of our seas. Just how big of a problem is it, though, and what can we do to help fight against it?

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Pollution hotspot

Tweet The seaside town of Eastbourne used to tempt the likes of city dwellers to leave the urban smog in search of cleaner air. Unfortunately now, Eastbourne has been listed amongst 44 other UK towns and cities, which breach World Health Organisation’s guidelines on air quality, and has been highlighted as a ‘’pollution hotspot’’. The new research shows that the levels of lethal particulates (PM2.5s), which are extremely small bits of liquid or solid suspended in the air, exceeds the limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air in…

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Make Eastbourne a carbon-neutral town

Tweet Our performance to reduce global warming is ineffective compared to other similar local authority regions. Friends of the Earth revealed that Eastbourne has 5 megawatts of renewable energy available coming from natural and clean power like the sea, sun and wind- but if it were to match similar local council neighborhoods, it would have 33MW. Renewable energy can come from wind farms and solar panels; on average, 1MW of sustainable power creates enough energy for 125 homes. Tree coverage needs to increase, as Bluesky International Ltd- an aerial survey…

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