Artificial football pitches are a significant, and increasing, source of microplastic pollution. The little bits of black plastic are microplastic granules and these are used as infill on the top layer of the pitch. Because they are so small they can easily escape football pitches and end up in the environment, causing harm to wildlife.
See how Fidra are tackling this problem and learn how you can help spread awareness of this issue in your local community. You can use their resources to help those playing on pitches learn about the problem, spread awareness and take action.