Holding polluters to account
Millions of small plastic filters started appearing on the beaches of France five years ago.
It turns out these filters are known as “biocarriers”. They come from water treatment plants, where they play a useful role. But when the treatment plants overflow, the plastic filters escape and end up in the environment.
When 25-year-old Surfrider Foundation Europe volunteer Charleric “Charlo” Bailly heard about this plastic pollution problem, he made it his mission to find out more.
Listen to the report by Charlotta Lomas in La Teste-de-Buch, France:
DateTuesday 29.10.2013 | 15:17