• Does beach cleaning make a dent in the plastic pollution problem?

    Twice yearly Gard’s Arendal based employees gather to clean Merdø, our adopted island in Raet National Park.  Gard also sponsors local youth groups who fan out over the southern Norwegian coastline to pick up litter as part of the Hold Norge Rent (Keep Norway Beautiful) beach cleaning days. Given the magnitude of the problem with plastic in the ocean, do such efforts make a difference?  A recently published study suggests they do - but there is certainly more to be done to stem the flow of plastic litter into our ocean.

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    24 SEP 2020