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Plastic Free Coastlines - Surfers against Sewage

Surfers against Sewage are calling on people to unite against the growing impact that throwaway culture is having on our planet.

 

The ocean sustains us, our wellbeing and the planet. Every day millions more pieces of single-use plastic are being poured into the ocean injuring and even killing wildlife, threatening ecosystems, livelihoods and our happiness.

We are the resistance to the plastic pollution problem and to solve it, we need your help.

At least 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year.

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World's first plastic-free aisle opens in Netherlands supermarket

Campaigners hail progress as Amsterdam store offers dedicated aisle of more than 700 products, with plans for a national roll-out

The first plastic-free aisle comes amid growing concern about the damage from plastic waste, with figures showing UK supermarkets are a major source. Photograph: Mar Photographics/Alamy

Published on The Guardian website on the 25th February 2018

 

Shoppers in the Netherlands will get the chance to visit Europe’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle on Wednesday in what campaigners claim is an turning point in the war on plastic pollution.

The store in Amsterdam will open its doors at 11am when shoppers will be able to choose from more than 700 plastic-free products, all available in one aisle.

The move comes amid growing global concern about the damage plastic waste is having on oceans, habitats and food chains. Scientists warn plastic pollution is now so widespread it risks permanent contamination of the natural world.

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Campaign group calls for support of green belt across Hampshire

People soaking up the sun on Portsdown Hill outside Portsmouth. The CPRE wants to see green belts created outside Hampshire’s towns and cities.

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 14th February 2018

 

A CAMPAIGN group is calling on people to support their plans to create a greener county.

The Hampshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is working on its Strategic Vision to protect the environment as well as support the future prosperity of the area.

One of its proposals is to create a green belt around urban areas.

Hampshire CPRE is now calling for local authorities and residents to sign their petition which has received nearly 10,000 signatures in two weeks.

Dee Haas, chairman, said: ‘Hampshire is facing many challenges and there are huge pressures to grow our economy and build more houses.

‘We must plan effectively, fully valuing our countryside and environment.

‘We live in one of the world’s most advanced and prosperous countries and we must plan growth with responsibility to our communities, both urban and rural, and our delicate environment. More unplanned and uncoordinated sprawl is not an acceptable way ahead.’

CPRE Hampshire said it is important the local plans of council, which set out future development plans, include areas of countryside that need protecting as a green belt.

To sign the petition, visit change.org/p/protect-south-hampshire-s-countryside