Community Partnership Director and environmentalist campaigner Cristina Sanchez-Navarro has been speaking out to the Daily Record about the importance of protecting our Scottish beaches and the impact that plastic pollution is having on our wildlife, beaches, lochs and rivers.
Cristina who owns a B&B in Arrochar and runs regular litter picks along the Loch Long beach is one of many environmental campaigners warning about the dangers of plastic waste and litter, and says its now time to take action! She said:
“What I find is about 95 per cent plastics. It’s bags, bottles, garden waste, hard hats. You name it, we get it. One thing that’s really aggravating is the smaller plastics that the birds then try to eat. Cotton buds are a particular problem.”
Cristina who has been working closely with Marine Conservation and Grab Trust http://www.grab.org.uk/ is urging all local businesses, residents and tourists to join them in their monthly beach clean in Arrochar on Saturday 27th January from 11am.
If you want to make a difference and help them get ready for spring meet in the main car park at the head of the Loch at 11am. Tea/coffee provided by MacTavish Snack Bar. Please wear suitable clothing.
Click on the link for the full Daily Record article: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/toxic-plastic-pollution-destroying-scotlands-11807244#ICID=sharebar_whatsapp