Saving France’s beaches from a plastic invasion
About five years ago millions of mysterious plastic pieces started appearing on France’s beautiful beaches. They were filters from nearby water treatment plants, where they play a useful role. But when the treatment plants overflow, the plastic filters escape and end up polluting the environment.
One 25-year-old Frenchman heard about the plastic invasion and decided to help protect the coastal environment. As a volunteer with the Surfrider Foundation Europe he’s been picking up as many plastic pieces as he can find. And that’s not all – he’s on a mission to find out where exactly these filters are coming from to hold the polluters accountable.
Listen to the report from Charlotta Lomas in La Teste-de-Buch, France
(first published October 29, 2013):
DateTuesday 03.06.2014 | 14:51
Tagsbeaches, biocarriers, eco-friendly, environment, France, plastic filters, pollution, Surfrider Foundation Europe