Washed up…

In 2015 the Marine Conservation Society  reported that 3,298 items of rubbish were picked up per kilometre of beach surveyed.

Flotsam... John Callaway 2016

Flotsam… John Callaway 2016

This is our problem…not someone else’s.

Credit... John Callaway 2016

Credit… John Callaway 2016

Small pieces of plastic topped the list of litter picked up, with 960 bits on average collected for each kilometre of beach cleaned. Shards of glass were the second most common rubbish, with 208 pieces on average per kilometre of beach. [Source: The Guardian: 23 March 2016]

Bottle... John Callaway 2016

Bottle… John Callaway 2016

“Why should we care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet-we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.” [Sylvia Earle]

Rope... John Callaway 2016

Rope… John Callaway 2016

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