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MCS ‘State of Our Beaches’ report highlights need to cut plastic pollution

The Marine Conservation Society’s report highlights the need to reduce plastic pollution on beaches, with a focus on cutting down single-use plastic items and promoting refillable alternatives. The report reveals that public sources contribute to half of the litter found on UK beaches, with plastic bottles being the most common items. Positive trends show reductions in disposable plastic cutlery and straws, emphasizing the effectiveness of bans on such items. Urgent action is called for from governments to implement refillable products and hold manufacturers accountable for waste.

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