Milborne Port is a beautiful village in the rural heart of Dorset, nestled between the green and rolling hills of the Blackmore Vale and the banks of the river Gascoigne. Working with ‘Surfers against Sewage’ Milborne Port plastic free community are a group of local people working to reduce single-use plastics in Milborne Port.
One marine mammal or seabird dies every 30 seconds due to plastic pollution, with many species now on the brink of extinction. Every minute one garbage truck of plastic is dumped in our oceans, creating around 8 million pieces of plastic pollution per day. With most durable plastic items (bottles, disposable nappies and beer holders) taking around 450 years to biodegrade, our addiction to plastic is a major problem for some of the remarkable species we share our planet with.
Milborne Port depends on a healthy environment and clean water for public health, tourism and agricultural sustainability. It’s not just vulnerable wildlife that’s affected. Human health is also at risk from plastic pollution.
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