Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and debris in our seas. Drees & Sommer UK will join forces with the Marine Conservation Society to turn the tide on litter.
Did you know that around 30% of the litter on the UK’s beaches is left by the general public? When the tides rise, the waves collect this litter from the beach and carry it out to sea. Rubbish and plastic pollution affect 100 million marine mammals each year – some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It’s also dangerous for people and damaging to the tourism and fishing industries.
That’s why Drees & Sommer in the UK will have a day out of the office to take part in a Beach Clean on the UK’s south coast organised by the Marine Conservation Society. A day spent picking up rubbish instead of picking up the phone will help to protect and preserve marine life and the ocean’s ecosystem.