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New report shows simple measures needed to cut beach plastic pollution

A new report by the Marine Conservation Society highlights the importance of reducing single-use plastic items and promoting more refillable options to cut beach plastic pollution. Data from volunteers show that drinks-related litter, especially plastic bottles, caps, and cans, were prevalent on beaches. While some types of litter are decreasing, urgent action is needed from governments for a circular economy and faster implementation of effective litter reduction policies. Businesses like Aldi are leading by example with refillable options. A call for compatible deposit return schemes is made to reduce drinks-related pollution and protect marine life.

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