With the impact of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 series bringing marine pollution into sharp focus, BSAC is inviting members to embrace the Marine Clean ethos this – and every - dive season.
Marine litter has become a devastating problem, largely as a result of our increasing use of non-biodegradable and single-use plastic and damaging waste disposal.
Clean up with the BSAC Marine Clean
As divers and snorkellers, we can help turn the tide on marine litter. All BSAC members are being encouraged to include Marine Cleans into their diving and dive trip plans as well as club and family get-togethers – on, in and around the water.
It may be as simple as popping a discarded drink can into your BC pocket on a dive or picking up litter as you stroll on the beach. You could organise a club Underwater Litterpick or get your family and friends involved in a beach clean while away on a dive trip. Whatever you can do this season, sign up to the BSAC Marine Clean 2018.
When you consider that a typical plastic bottle can take a staggering 450 years to break down completely, the impact on our marine environment is shockingly clear. Working together, we can help to turn this tide.
- Mary Tetley, BSAC Chief Executive.