A week or so ago we walked along the coast and as we walked we picked up plastic rubbish and cans, until our bags were full. Sadly we had to leave a lot of rubbish because we couldn't carry it all.
|Rubbish picked up along the coast|
I've been learning a lot about the Ocean over the last year. (Can you guess why?)
I knew that keeping our Oceans clean was important, but over the last year I saw many photos of sea creatures that were hurt or killed by our rubbish. At Kelly Tarlton's I saw a turtle that had swallowed plastic bags and needed to be nurtured back to health.
Here are some ideas about how to keep our Oceans clean.
- Take any rubbish home from the beach or boat (keep your drink bottles, cans and bags where they can't blow away by mistake)
- Recycle plastic (plastic sent to recycling is less likely to blow away from the rubbish tip)
- Use less plastic, then there is less chance of it becoming rubbish (do you really need to take new plastic bags at the supermarket or could you take reusable bags?)