Today’s photo is a little different from the past few days as I tackled the rubbish along New Road. I can guarantee that there were at least 11 pieces here that ended up around the bin, so it was actually quite straightforward to clean up.
Because all of the rubbish was small and lightweight, I have a suspicion that most of these pieces were actually in the bin and blew out; it’s a common problem with open top bins. It’s also a good reminder that litter is always on the move. Just because a piece of rubbish is seen near a bin, it doesn’t mean that is where it started–it could have been blown down the street, it could have been plucked out by a bird, it could have fallen out when the bin was emptied.
In the same way, this is why it’s so important that we catch litter on land before it ends up in the sea. Help us clean up tomorrow (Saturday, 12 May) at Donkey Field: we’ll be there from 10am until noon, and it would be great to see you there.