A ship undertaking scientific research into plastic pollution in the Channel is visiting Guernsey today.
The research is being conducted by the Dutch foundation, By the Ocean we Unite, who campaign to prevent plastics ending up in the ocean.
They hope their findings will help to to raise awareness and encourage people to work on solutions to solve the global plastic problem.
The ship has already visited Brighton and the Isle of Wight and today it arrives in St Peter Port where it will spend two days in the island before going to Sark.
There are 11 experts aboard the ship, including marine biologists, founders of the organisation and scientific research co-ordinator Dr Nanne van Hoytema.
The organisation has welcomed the recent announcement from the UK on the banning of microbeads.
The ship will be open to the public to allow islanders to learn more about the impact of plastic on the marine environment.
It will also help them understand what they can do to minimise pollution.