Day 30 of my #GBSpringClean was a walk around Charlestown Village first thing this morning picking up #litter. The beaches were spotlessly clean due to high pressure and calm seas not bringing the #plastic in on the tide. However, Bank Holiday Easter weekend has brought a large number of visitors to the village and an increase in litter.
Unfortunately the smoking ban means that smokers congregate outside bars and restaurants and stub out their cigarettes in large numbers. I picked up over 100 this morning from outside 4 bars. Cigarette butts contain many harmful chemicals and any on the floor will be washed into drains straight into the sea. i am trying to persuade bars to provide buckets of sand to discourage stubbing them out.
The rest of my haul was largely casually dropped coffee cups, food containers, plastic bags and crisp packets – we have 6 litter bins around the harbour so no excuse 😡
#LitterHeroes #Trashtag Keep Britain Tidy Dailymail Wayne Dixon Clean Cornwall