New technology could be used to protect marine life from pollution by locating and retrieving lost nets and fishing gear which can drift around the oceans for years.
The true scale of littering around Scotland’s coast has been laid bare in a new map.
A red deer has endured a horrific death on the Isle of Rum after getting trapped in a piece of fishing gear while foraging on the sea-shore.
Fresh concerns have been raised about the impact of marine litter on wildlife after a distressed seal was discovered entangled in a fishing net.
A campaign to ban plastic straws is to target international chains in a bid to cut pollution.