September 20 was Coastal Clean-up Day. But, is one day enough to clean up our coastlines?
Over 80 per cent of plastic that is found in the seas has been washed out from land. a visit to the coast will give you an idea of the scale of the crisis.
Here are some unbelievable facts of what garbage, mainly plastic waste, is doing to our oceans and the birds and animals that live in them.
According to the United Nations Environment Programme at least one million sea birds and about 100,000 marine mammals such as dolphins, whales and seals are killed by plastic every year.