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Penzance Kicks Off 'Plastic Free Coastline' Movement In UK

By Brian Spaen

Nearly 100 communities in the United Kingdom are looking to become certified as plastic free with a recently launched initiative. Surfers Against Sewage has given the rural area of Penzance, Cornwall, the first award for being a “Plastic Free Coastline” community. In order to achieve the certification, communities must complete five guidelines which include the elimination of single-use plastic and educating others on plastic pollution.

All of this falls under the SAS “Wasteland” campaign, which raises awareness for how much plastic is in our oceans. Much of our plastic waste isn’t recycled, and it ends up floating down rivers and landing into oceans. Surface winds eventually sends these to gyres, where they build up and become a hazard for wildlife in these waters.