February 2018 small and micro plastics on beaches

An unprecedented amount of small plastics have accumulated at the tide line on beaches all around Jersey after days of strong southerly winds and rising tides. Most curious though, apart from the shear volume, is the amount of plastic pellets as used in the manufacturing process appearing on the beach. Many more walkers carry bags and collect plastics now than ever before – it has become an accepted sight compared with it being unusual a few years ago.

As these plastics float it really is time we found a viable way of extracting them from the surface of the water. For more information, support or to help, follow local environmentalist Sheena Brockie’s The Good Jersey Life page on Facebook.


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