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To: Cornwall Council

Lets Untrash Cornwall

Given the devastating impact plastic waste is having on our marine life, beaches and Countryside, Untrashed Cornwall Group call on Cornwall Council to significantly increase the volume and range of plastics collected for recycling from the kerbside and Household Waste Recycling centres across the county

Why is this important?

Plastic waste is persistent in the environment, highly toxic and poisons marine animals. It is working up the whole marine food chain to the extent that autopsies performed on beached whales and dolphins reveal a huge amount of damage to all organs. Unless action is taken immediately the seas and oceans will be a toxic soup. Already some areas of the Pacific are so contaminated that the mortality rate amongst sea birds and mammals is high and even albatross chicks have abdomens full of discarded plastic waste.

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2019-02-18 00:39:32 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-03-13 13:09:20 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-02-14 17:50:39 +0000

10 signatures reached