Rubbish beaches

THERE is nothing like a summer heatwave to populate our beaches yet this sadly means a significant increase of discarded waste being left behind by sun-seekers.

Many local businesses are going ‘plastic free’ and offering eco-friendly containers and it’s a shame to see their good work counteracted by a few thoughtless individuals.

Most beaches have easily accessible bins and it goes without saying we have a responsibility to use them. The issue of plastic pollution and rubbish on our beaches has recently been thrust into the spotlight and at The Advertiser we try to do our bit by publicising beach clean-ups.

Discarded plastic bottles, food containers and wrappers are getting into the sea and causing incredible damage to marine life and the environment.

I am sure you agree we are only temporary guardians of this planet and have a duty to protect it.

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