Over 8 bin bags were collected which included 620 tiny pieces of plastic. One of the most serious threats to our oceans is plastic, as plastic pieces are eaten by marine life, washed up on beaches or break down into microscopic plastic dust, attracting more debris. Around 267 species around the world are harmed by plastic. 44% of seabirds, 43% of ocean mammals, and 86% of sea turtles ingest or become tangled in plastic.
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today and around 46,000 pieces of plastic waste can be found floating in every square mile of the ocean. Sadly we go through at least 10 million plastic bags worldwide and it is reported that we will add a further 14 billion pounds of rubbish to our oceans.
Powerboat P1 has developed environmental initiatives at its SuperStock events and believes that we can all make a difference by taking responsibility for our rubbish and helping to keep our seas and coastlines free from waste by taking part in beach clean activities.