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MSPs must act on plastics


I believe the Scottish Government must go further in the fight to address the occurrence of microplastics around beaches and shores.

Politicians should support the establishment of a microplastics baseline to monitor the effectiveness of current environmental policy.

Recent research from Heriot- Watt University’s Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology reveals that the levels of microplastics in the Firth of Forth have not changed signifi- cantly in the last five years, indicating that the sources of microplastics are still not being adequately addressed.

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