THE INCREASINGLY BLEAK FUTURE OF OUR COASTLINES AS LITTER PROBLEMS WORSEN

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, with just five percent of plastic being recycled effectively. Tammy Schuh, a graduate in Marine Biology at Swansea University, is concerned about what will happen to marine life in Gower if litter continues to lie upon its beaches and in its waters. “Most people don’t…

SOCIETIES STRIVE TO PRESERVE OUR LOCAL BEACHES

Local societies, charities and organisations are heading to Gower beaches to tackle the ever growing problem of beach litter in the area. An increasing amount of people are thinking about the problem of beach litter in different and interesting ways and coming up with innovative ways to solve it. The Plastic Tide is a revolutionary organisation…

GOWER LOCALS’ ATTEMPT TO TACKLE BEACH LITTER

Sunny weekends in Swansea see hundreds of people flocking to the Gower coastlines which has a shocking aftermath in terms of the rubbish left on the beaches. Swansea Council encountered thousands of empty beer bottles, used barbecues and nappies when they arrived to clean litter at Swansea Bay after the weekend of the 8th April which was…

BEACH LITTER ON THE RISE FOR UK AND WALES

Beach litter has long been a problem across UK coastlines, with beach litter increasing by 140% since 1994. The majority of this beach litter is plastic items which marine life mistake for food. This is a global issue but also affects ecosystems as small as beaches and bays on The Gower Peninsula, the ones affected the…

AN INTRODUCTION

As part of my online journalism module at university, I’ve been given the task of setting up a blog to cover a news topic of my choice. I’ve decided to cover a story on the problem of beach litter in the Gower area and will post a number of articles which will include information, journalist-style…