Rubbish, trash, litter it’s everywhere especially plastic and it’s contaminating everything in the ocean and on terra firma destroying our beaches and oceans, killing fish, whales, birds and animals.

What can we do to play our part in alleviating this problem? We can recycle, reuse and limit our use and addiction to plastic, we can also not litter.  But what we can do very easily is pick up rubbish when we come across it, simple really.

I walk my dog, Sammy every day on Dundowran beach and I take an extra bag with me to collect rubbish, besides his business that I pick up (and by the evidence not everyone does this) I also collect everything from plastic shopping bags & bottles, beer and soft drink bottles and cans to clothing, straws, balloons, fishing line sinkers and lures and a lot more. But it is plastic that is most prevalent and increasing.

We don’t need initiatives, advertisements or government programs to solve the simple task of picking up rubbish where we see it, for recycling and reuse we do but all we need is to make a conscious decision and a little effort to do our bit. It may not seem like much and we may be making no perceivable impact but if we do nothing then we will lose. You may say that one piece of litter makes no difference but if everyone (6 billion) did it the there would be a mountain of rubbish and multiply that by every day then the earth loses!

Rubbish I collected Friday 27 July in a 90 min. walk this was a bad day for rubbish it’s not usual but it’s also not uncommon.

Make an effort, do your bit to help clean our beaches and environment it may not be your rubbish but it is your backyard.

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