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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
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