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  Sea pollution
Updated 01 November 2004, 11.22
The UK uses millions of tons of plastic every year - and lots ends up in the sea
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What is the size the UK coastline?
  A: 70,000 miles
  B: 1, 500 miles
  C: 10, 500 miles
How many different species live in the seas around Britain?
  A: 8,000
  B: 1,800
  C: 800
In the last 10 years what has happened to amount of litter around the UK coastline?
  A: Halved
  B: Doubled
  C: Tripled
Plastic is a big problem when it comes to sea pollution. But how many tons of plastic are used in the UK?
  A: 1.5 million
  B: 5 million
  C: 25 million
Approximately how many cotton wool buds were washed up on UK beaches in 2003?
  A: 17,000
  B: 6,500
  C: 2,000
Why do birds and turtles eat plastic?
  A: It's full of nutrition
  B: They mistake it for food
  C: It provides energy
Why is the wreck of HMS Scylla on the Cornish seabed?
  A: It collided with an oil rig and sunk
  B: It crashed into the harbour in fog and sunk
  C: It was sunk to create a new marine habitat


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