Love Your Coast – Seaton’s Big Clean 2013

Wherever we have lived, we’ve picked up litter, but it is lovely to get involved with a big group of litter pickers every now and again.

We ignored the sign-in, t-shirt hand out and tedious health and safety briefing and got to work on the beach straight away (At high tide, gasp! how dangerous….).
 As we worked our way down the beach, we encountered the properly debriefed and high-vis vested litter pickers en masse.
 Most of the litter we picked up was plastic, with a distressing amount of discarded fishing line, a lot of bottle tops and dog poo that had been bagged, only to be left on the beach (a pet peeve).

It was good to get involved and nice to see such a great turn out (and that there is a lot less litter here than in St Kilda, Melbourne.).


Be a Womble, Not a Tosser

I can’t stand litter. No matter how much we educate kids, or make dropping litter seem uncool (I particularly like posters like the one below), there will always be a few idiots who drop it. But I figure that if there were enough people like us who not only didn’t drop litter, but also picked up the litter they found (modern Wombles, as it were), then everywhere would look a hell of a lot better and we wouldn’t have the problems associated with plastic getting into our waterways (and ultimately our food chain).