Water balloons pollution threat

Friday 18th August 2017 9:40 am
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Firstly, well done to the committee for their tireless efforts making Salcombe Regatta a fun and busy week.

Secondly, to all the fishermen, locals and holidaymakers who enjoyed the Crabber’s race – please please please think again before you throw water balloons into our beautiful estuary.

Eight million tonnes of plastic already enter the oceans from land – we do not need any more polluting our waters or harming fish, seabirds and marine mammals.

One third of UK-landed seafood has been found to contain microplastics – tiny fragments of plastic – and we are part of this food chain.

Many people make a living from these ‘pristine’ waters via tourism or the fishing industry; let’s all do our bit to protect this coastline for us all to enjoy now and in the future.”

Anna Turns

Glebelands, Churchstow

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