I went to the beach this morning to walk the dog, when we got there the beach was covered in 'shite' and couldn't believe what I was seeing. The bins were over flowing, barbeques were left there, beer cans, glass bottles etc. Its like the public just don't care and leave it there, not that the bins are adequet enough for the size of the beach anyway. The beach has an adopt-a-beach scheme where a team is sponsered to clean it in aid of marine conservation! Where the hell are they? Also the council dont seem to be doing there job properly as I'm sure the bins should be emptied at night not left overflowing for the tide to wash out to sea which was the case! Really Pisses me off. here are some pics.
All the smashed glass collected
What pisses me off the most is the council do clean it up but use a 'beach rake' whic basically scoops up the rubbish but also in the process smashes any glass bottles!
Anyway if any one is walking along the coastline and you see litter could you pick it up and stick it in a bin. Marine litter can blow around, remain floating on the water surface, drift in the water column, get entangled on shallow, tidal bottoms or sink to the deeper seabed. It can also get caught up around a boat propeller or diving kit that can be a right pain! What about windsurfers and kiutesurfers who use the beach, not to mention kids who run around barefoot with glass lying unseen below the sand.
I have emailed the council, sas, morrisons and adoptabeach so hopefully an awarness to the public can be put in place. Sorry for the rant but I though i should post it as I am posting it on other forums too.