After joining local residents on a beach clean at Langland Bay, Gower’s AM Rebecca Evans has met with the Marine Conservation Society to discuss the impact of plastic on our oceans, beaches and wildlife.
The Marine Conservation Society focuses on keeping our oceans clean, with the help of volunteers who take part in beach cleans across the country all year round.
Rebecca Evans AM said, “Even when beaches seem clean, you only have to look a little closer to spot the small pieces of plastic that are causing such harm to the marine life off our beautiful coastline. Bottle tops and fishing line were among the big culprits on the Langland beach clean.
“Wales led the way in introducing the charge for carrier bags, dramatically reducing the numbers used, and we are one of the best nations in the world for household recycling. Nonetheless, there is still more to do in order to protect our marine life.”