Plastic pollution covers lake in Fierza, Albania

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday announced a war on plastic waste, with proposed policies including plastics-free aisles in supermarkets and a tax on takeaway containers.

The scourge of plastic pollution was also recently highlighted by the popular BBC series Blue Planet II.

Newsflare members have been submitting videos showing how plastic pollution affects their local areas.

This clip shows plastic waste covering a lake in Fierza, Albania.