Today was a day of firsts for us at Rubbish Walks. The first time we found a syringe – which has now been properly disposed of. The first time we came across a wildlife fatality due to litter – a dead mouse was found in a bottle of Thatcher’s (we’re assuming it crawled in for a taste and then drowned). The first Christmas tree – for some reason one ended up in the middle of Hardenhuish Brook. And the first time that we managed to break THREE litter pickers during the walk. New ones on order!
Today we returned to Woody Woods, and unfortunately litter was already building up in the four weeks since we had last cleaned it. I kept the mantra of “It’s better than it was previously, it’s better than it was previously” on constant repeat in order to stay calm and try not to get too discouraged. And it was far better than when we first cleaned this area, bringing home 33 bags of rubbish and recycling at the beginning of March. Today was “only” four bags of rubbish, 60 cans, 43 plastic bottles, and 13 glass bottles. Progress?
“Take me to your litter.” Space Raiders on the loose in Chippenham.
Unopened can of Thatcher’s left in Woody Woods.
One of many carrier bags found floating in Hardenhuish Brook.
Christmas tree in Hardenhuish Brook.
Path in Woody Woods.
Swept in by the brook?
Someone didn’t get the memo that this isn’t the best way to use Team Daiwa gear to catch fish.
Wall’s Ice Cream container lid; is it too much to hope for an end to littering?
A retractable dog leash bobbing in Hardenhuish Brook.
Even more charity bags left in Woody Woods by a dishonest distributor.