Not only does rubbish on our beaches and in our oceans look bad, but also it harms marine life. Marine animals can confuse plastic bags, balloons, bait packets, lolly wrappers and rubber with prey and eat them or become entangled in fishing line, nets and rope. Always put your rubbish in a bin.
Did you know? Scientists estimate that it takes around 600 years for fishing line to break down. Not only does fishing line trap animals, it gets tangled around reefs and damages the coral and other creatures living on the ocean floor.