Interesting Fact - Litter

According to the Marine Conservation Society, the number of used wet wipes littering UK beaches has increased by 50% in the last year.

(Rubbish along the coast of the UK rose by 6.4% from 2013 to 2014, and volunteers collected 2,501 bags of rubbish from coastlines, including 273,747 items of litter. That worked out at 2,457 pieces of rubbish per kilometre - up from 2,309 bits per kilometre in 2013.

Discarded items found included a colostomy bag, a plastic hand, a piping gun nozzle, a bra strap and - on one beach alone - nine pairs of shoes!)

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