Author: Chris Welsford

The Welsford Report – Plastic in the Food Chains – September 2017

Plastic waste has in recent years become a big topic in public debate, due in part to a growing number of reports about the pollution of our oceans and soil. An estimated 100,000 tonnes of plastic has made its way into the world’s oceans and it is thought to pose a huge risk to the food chain. The potential environmental impact of this phenomenon is only just beginning to be understood, but harrowing images of seabirds with stomachs full of plastic and turtles with plastic straws embedded in their nasal cavities are becoming commonplace on many of our social media news feeds. It is an undeniable truth that non-recyclable plastic packaging poses a serious risk to the environment and the sustainable future of life on earth.

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