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‘I’m concerned for the future’: Beach cleaners on their battle to sort out Britain’s coastline
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‘I’m concerned for the future’: Beach cleaners on their battle to sort out Britain’s coastline

The Big Issue speaks to Britain’s dedicated beach cleaners about clearing coastlines, sewage, plastic pollution and saving the environment.

100 billion pieces of plastic packaging are thrown away every year in the UK
Plastic pollution

100 billion pieces of plastic packaging are thrown away every year in the UK

A survey of household plastic use has revealed the “jaw-dropping” scale of plastic waste in the UK, with just 12 per cent recycled in the country.

How bad is plastic pollution – and what can I do about it?
Plastic pollution

How bad is plastic pollution – and what can I do about it?

Here’s everything you need to know about plastic pollution – and what you can do to help tackle the issue.

Nurdles: The invisible plastic pollution problem
Nurdles

Nurdles: The invisible plastic pollution problem

How you can act on ocean pollution this World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day

How you can act on ocean pollution this World Oceans Day

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How we can prevent ocean plastic pollution by improving UK recycling systems
World Oceans Day

How we can prevent ocean plastic pollution by improving UK recycling systems

Why you should count your plastic waste to help fight pollution
Plastic pollution

Why you should count your plastic waste to help fight pollution

What do recycling symbols actually mean – and what can I recycle?
Recycling

What do recycling symbols actually mean – and what can I recycle?

What 4,756,940 pieces of Lego lost at sea tell us about our attitudes to plastic pollution
Environment

What 4,756,940 pieces of Lego lost at sea tell us about our attitudes to plastic pollution

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases
River pollution

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases

France has banned plastic packaging on fruit and veg – why can’t the UK?
Plastic pollution

France has banned plastic packaging on fruit and veg – why can’t the UK?

Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers
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Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers

Coca-Cola and McDonalds plastic pollution dominates UK coastline
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Coca-Cola and McDonalds plastic pollution dominates UK coastline

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Scientists are turning plastic pollution into vanilla flavouring
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Scientists are turning plastic pollution into vanilla flavouring

Turkey bans plastic waste imports following environmental campaign
Environment

Turkey bans plastic waste imports following environmental campaign

UK sends thousands of tonnes of plastic to Turkey to be burned every year
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UK sends thousands of tonnes of plastic to Turkey to be burned every year

Boris Johnson urged to ban plastic waste exports as majority of Brits opposed
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Boris Johnson urged to ban plastic waste exports as majority of Brits opposed

Water companies are ‘main cause of microplastic pollution’ in UK rivers
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Water companies are ‘main cause of microplastic pollution’ in UK rivers

This is how you can fight plastic pollution in the UK’s biggest beach clean
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This is how you can fight plastic pollution in the UK’s biggest beach clean

Reducing plastic bottle use ‘should be part of building back greener’
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Reducing plastic bottle use ‘should be part of building back greener’

UK waterways polluted by microplastics, study finds
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UK waterways polluted by microplastics, study finds

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