Our oceans are under threat. Plastic is having a devastating effect on our seas and destroying marine life. A horrific 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year.
The council must act now to stop the excessive use of plastic which ends up in our waters and poisons or suffocates precious sea creatures.
In February, Poole Lib Dem Councillor Mike Brooke (Broadstone) submitted a motion which urged the council to support the Plastic Free Coastlines initiative co-ordinated by Surfers Against Sewage. The committee voted to recommend to full council that Poole becomes a ‘single use plastic free’ coastal community.
To be declared 'plastic-free', the Council need to remove at least three single use plastic items from local businesses, arrange community beach cleans, and set up a steering group to coordinate these actions, among other measures.
The council failed to back the recommendation by committee and therefore we are still fighting to Save Our Seas!
If you think the council should support our attempts to Save Our Seas then please sign our petition: