Friday, 20 March 2015

Wipe-out!


There is news of a 50% increase in the numbers of wet-wipes washed up on UK beaches (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31941482). These, increasingly-used items, are flushed down toilets and can emerge with sewage (apparently especially in over-flow conditions). The wipes are said to contain plastic as well as paper and do not quickly decay. There are also fears that they may damage marine life such as turtles who could mistake them for jelly-fish on which they feed.

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Pat Bateson

I have just noted the obituary of Sir Patrick Bateson 1938-2017 ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/14/sir-patrick-bateson-ob...