News / UK and world by Press Association March 5, 2019, 12:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Film star Bonnie Wright is joining scientists and campaigners to launch a nationwide survey of plastic pollution in UK rivers. The actress, who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, is joining Greenpeace volunteers and scientists to collect water samples from three points along the River Wye. The samples will be analysed by the University of Exeter and compared with other samples collected from major rivers across the UK to inform a report on the levels of small pieces of plastic pollution known as “microplastics”. Environmentalists warn that these tiny plastic particles, which come from degraded plastics and synthetic clothing, can be toxic to wildlife and make up a vast proportion of the plastics that flow from rivers into the seas. Greenpeace is calling on the Government to tackle the problem of plastic pollution by setting legally-binding targets in the forthcoming Environment Bill to phase out single-use plastics. The environmental group is also urging the Government to create an independent environmental watchdog to ensure green targets are met. Ms Wright said: “I was shocked to learn that… Read full this story
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