Archives: Marine conservation

Microplastics – a sea of waste

(Article from Making Tracks, Spring 2017) Microplastics – tiny plastic beads, granules, fibres and fragments less than 5mm in diameter – are saturating our oceans and having a severe impact on marine life. The government recently consulted on banning microbeads – one form of micro plastic – from cosmetics and personal care products. Molly, whose […]

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The South West has the country’s top rated beaches, but MEP warns against ‘watering down’ clean beach standards post-Brexit

Molly has said she is delighted, but not surprised, that a new survey has found seven of the ten best UK beaches are in the South West, with the top spot going to Weymouth and second place to Fistral beach in Cornwall. The survey by Trip Advisor also names two other Cornwall beaches in the […]

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Switch the stick, says Bristol MEP

Molly has thrown her full support behind a Bristol based campaign to end the use of plastic cotton bud sticks.

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Leaving EU threatens ‘iconic’ conservation sites, warns MEP

Leaving the EU will put the protection of some of the South West’s iconic conservation sites at risk, Molly has warned.

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Molly blasts Fisheries minister over his fishy case for Brexit

Molly has slammed Cornish MP and Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, for repeating a claim that EU fisheries policy is good cause to leave the EU.

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