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Progress on tackling marine litter

This week was the first meeting of the Marine Litter Action Network and Water UK is on the steering group. Co-ordinated by the Marine Conservation Society, the idea is that it will become a central hub for information sharing, allowing people to find out what has worked and what has not.

There are dozens of excellent schemes across the country aimed at reducing beach and marine litter; one of the problems in the past has been making sure that these projects can learn from each other through a central network.

Water UK is also working with manufacturers and retailers to see if we can agree some common labelling, to ensure that customers know that furniture, face and baby wipes should never find their way into the toilet.

Marine Conservation Society

Sarah Mukherjee