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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Weston-super-Mare is half-way to achieving plastic-free coastline status, to recognise efforts taken to cut down on plastic pollution – and the Mercury is celebrating the businesses who have got on board.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A cider-maker in North Somerset has taken steps to reduce its plastic packaging.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Burnham-on-Sea photographer has created a unique art exhibit entirely from waste found washed up on beaches.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Staff at North Somerset Council are being encouraged to get rid of their plastic cups in favour of re-usable alternatives.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More than 150 people joined a beach clean at Sand Bay at the weekend.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nearly 3,000 Weston-super-Mare students are leading the way in getting rid of plastics from their schools.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Storm Eleanor brought strong winds and heavy rain to Weston-super-Mare – but it also exposed how much plastic and rubbish is in the sea.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

More than 100 people cleaned Weston-super-Mare’s beach this weekend and in the process secured a milestone in the town’s campaign for plastic-free coastline status.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

A beach clean will be held in Weston-super-Mare at the end of December, and we want as many people as possible to do their bit for our Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

A beach clean took place in Burnham-on-Sea at the weekend, a few days after the town council supported a plastic-free coastline motion.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Single-use plastics which can be harmful to the environment and wildlife will not be used at Weston-super-Mare’s next food festival, the organisers have confirmed.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has unanimously backed a motion to support the plastic-free coastlines campaign.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Gulls have fed plastic to their chicks and become trapped in trees on Steep Holm island after getting caught in fishing line.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

A beach clean will be held at the end of December, and it will be a pivotal step in securing Plastic-Free Coastline status for Weston.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

The world’s oceans are threatened by plastic pollution, and faced with such a problem, it is easy to feel powerless. Yet everyone can do something to make a positive impact and clean up our coastlines.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Plastic children are playing in the fountains in Weston-super-Mare’s Italian Gardens this morning (Saturday) – but what is the art installation all about and who put it there?

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

A 6ft shark has been made out of plastic by schoolchildren at a school in Worle.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Weston Town Council has tonight (Monday) given unanimous support for the town’s efforts to secure Plastic-Free Coastline status – making it one of the first councils in the country to do so.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

It is easy to say ‘reduce your plastic, it is harming the environment’ but how simple is it to actually do? As part of our Cleaner Coastlines campaign, chief reporter Sarah Robinson put her shopping habits under the microscope.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Plastic pollution is harming Weston-super-Mare’s beaches and risks endangering the birds and fish in our seas – and we are calling on businesses to get involved in our campaign.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Government cabinet minister responsible for the environment, food and rural affairs has endorsed the Mercury’s Cleaner Coastlines campaign to reduce the town’s plastic waste and protect our beaches and seas. Michael Gove wrote to the Mercury this week to praise our campaign, which is being run alongside the town’s chamber of commerce and North Somerset Council.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More than 100 people joined forces for a beach clean in Weston-super-Mare on Sunday morning to mark the start of our Cleaner Coastlines campaign – collecting around 160kg of rubbish.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

The Mercury has this week launched an ambitious campaign so Weston-super-Mare achieves Plastic-Free Coastline Status. We are working alongside Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council to make the town one of the first areas to achieve the award. But we need YOUR help. Reporter Sarah Robinson will sit on the steering committee, alongside representatives from the chamber of commerce, council and other interested organisations and individuals. This is why we are launching the Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Every piece of so-called ‘disposable’ plastic you have ever touched still exists on earth, and eight million tonnes of it is ending up in the oceans every year, killing already-endangered marine life and even ending up in the food chain. We want YOU to join our Cleaner Coastlines campaign which is launching today (Thursday).

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

A beach clean will take place in Weston-super-Mare next week, and people are invited to play their part in clearing up the rubbish.

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