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Plastic lasts for generations. The National Museum Cardiff Youth Forum and other youth groups across Wales are raising awareness of its disastrous effect on nature, by dumping plastic waste in the marine galleries at National Museum Cardiff.

 

"We want to use the museum to send out a message: Everyone needs to do more to fight pollution." a No Môr Plastic spokesperson said

 

The mountain of sea plastic was collected over the summer from beaches between Porthcawl and Ogmore, in south-east Wales.

 

a pile of waste plastic on a tarpaulin
Another plastic delivery arrives at the museum

Surfers Against Sewage have been campaigning for the protection of coastlines and marine life since 1990, and regularly host beach cleans. According to Alun Moseley, activist and surfer:

 

"I've been surfing for a long time, and I've certainly seen an increase in the amount of sea pollution over the last few years. The type of waste has changed too - a lot more surfers are getting sick.

But there's also been an increase in interest - people wanting to know more about what they can do, especially young people. That's why this intervention is a strong step forward: young people will inherit this situation - and it's not fair"

 

No Môr Plastic can be seen in National Museum Cardiff from 31 July until August 5

 

No Môr Plastic is part of the Kick the Dust project. We will continue working with young people to make space for activism in the museum. If you'd like to take part, contact us.

Comments(1)

tracie renshaw
4 August 2018, 13:40
oh my
wonderful
I have hope when I see such brilliant activities occurring

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