Plastic pollution and its effects on our UK bird population

Living 10 minutes from the beach, means we are regular beachgoers. When we arrive early at our local beach we see the tractor driving up and down cleaning the beach from plastics and other non biodegradable waste. Its horrifying to see the amount of plastics that are either washed up or just dropped/left behind by people.

Plastic pollution is a problem for everyone. The effect on the UK bird population is pretty dire. Did you know that around 90% of seabirds have consumed plastic material?

Plastic pollution is a problem for everyone. The effect on the UK bird population is pretty dire. Did you know that around 90% of seabirds have consumed plastic material?

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Half Term With Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It

It’s half term! Why not have some fun with Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It?

Everyday we use single use plastic items such as plastic bottles, straws, coffee stirrers, plastic bags and food containers. These are items that are only used once then thrown away. These pose a threat to the sea and ocean life. It’s not only an issue that affects adults but kids too. Living in Cornwall with many beaches around, I see plastic bottles and tops many a time washed up on the beaches.

plastic pollution on the beach

This is why Sky has launched a 12-episode series, Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It, which introduces kids to the issues surrounding plastics and discusses the problems they pose for our oceans and sea life.

Each episode suggests tips and life hacks for kids to dive in and reduce their use of single use plastics in a fun, interactive way. Ideal for activities this half term to keep them busy and beyond.

Ways to reduce single use plastics can include things like using a reusable bag instead of plastic bags. Use a reusable water bottle and paper straws. Ideas like these will help reduce the need of single use plastics and our reliance on them.

Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It

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