Day 18 of my #GBSpringClean found me on what I consider to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Porthcurno. It has deep, pristine golden sand and the sea is a stunning turquoise framed by jagged granite cliffs.
I had taken my grandchildren to a story telling show at The Minack so combined it with some time on the beach to picnic, play and beach clean. Whilst the children were busy dam building in the stream I did a 20 minute #beachclean along the HWM and found some tiny microplastics, fishing rope and a newcomer to me, a spiked black cylinder which I learned yesterday at the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition meeting is used by Holiday Parks with private sewage systems to break up the poo. This effluent is spread on farmers fields and duly deposits these little beauties which get washed into streams and out to sea.
The most disappointing find I had at this stunning place were 3 dog poo bags on the path. There are 3 dog poo bins at the car park end of this path. Who does this? Why bother to pick up and wrap the poo, then leave it encased in plastic to deface the countryside and pollute the oceans?
Incredulous. Makes me ashamed to be human😢Surfers Against Sewage 2 Minute Beach Clean Steve Double MP Campervanliving Charlestown VillageKeep Britain Tidy Clean Cornwall Wayne Dixon