Dog Excrement in Plastic Bags Threatens Beach Safety

Dog Excrement in Plastic Bags Threatens Beach Safety

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“Leaving such a bag on the beach will result in preserved excrement, protected from the elements for years by a bag which could take a long time to break down…” Photo source: ©© Tuija

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Dog excrement wrapped in plastic bags discarded by careless owners, has emerged as one of the biggest single threats to the health and safety of beach visitors, a marine conservation charity has warned.

The finding is in the latest beach litter data collected by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) last year and published on Thursday in its Beachwatch Big Weekend Report…

Dog dirt in plastic bags ‘threatens beach safety, BBC
A growing trend for pet owners to bag up dog dirt and leave it on beaches threatens bathers’ safety and the health of wildlife, the Marine Conservation Society’s report suggests.

UK beaches blighted by balloons and discarded bags of dog poo, Guardian UK
“Leaving such a bag on the beach will result in preserved excrement, protected from the elements for years by a bag which could take a long time to break down…”

Marine Conservation Society
Marine Conservation Society is concerned by rise in bagged excrement.

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