Balloons pose biggest risk of death for seabirds eating plastic, scientists say

Memorial at Krefeld Zoo Germany

Family admits to setting off sky lanterns which killed 30 zoo animals (January 2020)


balloons tangled in overhead train lines
Helium-filled balloons have been blamed for causing hundreds of train delays for passengers across the UK each year. 


fulmar examined by wageningen marine research
Stomach contents from a Fulmar – examined by Wageningen Marine Research Wageningen Marine Research
giantpetrel which swallowed a balloon - would not have survived had it not been for aus. seabird rescue
The balloon (inset) was removed from inside the Giant Petrel
entangled power line balloons
A hanging death trap..

Winton Primary School (Bournemouth) produce their own Plastic Pollution video

CBBC Newsround – Why is Plastic A Problem? Featuring Damers Primary School Eco-Crew of Poundbury, Dorchester


Great Dorset Beach Clean (19/04/18)

Plastic Free Bournemouth – Community Beach Clean (16/04/18)

The Attenborough Effect – Poole Hospital (12/04/18)

No more plastic – Bournemouth Council pledge (03/04/18)

National Trust – phasing out single-use plastics (05/04/18)


Daily Mail

The Great Plastic Pick-up