M&S and charity team up for UK’s biggest beach clean-up -

Adults and children are being urged to take part in what is set to be the UK’s largest beach clean-up, as a leading conservation charity warns of the long-term risk to marine life from the huge volume of litter swamping the oceans and being washed up onto shores.

Plastics make up over half the rubbish retrieved, and pose the biggest single threat to wildlife such as turtles, fish and seabirds – and the volume of plastic bottles and tops, bags and ropes has increased by 135% since records began in 1994, according to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

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