Aith author protests against plastic problem

West Side woman Marsali Taylor is calling for more to be done to recycle single-use plastic.

The Aith-based author set up a stall at the Lerwick Co-op on Saturday, giving customers the chance to deposit old pieces of wrapping or packaging.

She and her friend Debra Nicolson hope plastics which can not go into the wheelie bins recently distributed by Shetland Islands Council might still be recycled.

The two friends say the plastic problem is one which badly needs to be dealt with, and quick.

“There’s an awful lot of it about, and it’s getting into the food chain,” said Ms Taylor.

“It’s getting into the sea, and we really do need to do something.”

• For full story, see next week’s Shetland Times.


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