Campaign for plastic free Poole continues

November 22, 2018 by  

The push for a Poole which is free from plastic is being sustained by GoPladdle.

GoPladdle is working with Surfers Against Sewage to help clean up Poole. A beach clear up will focus on plastic removal and the event has been pencilled in for November 25. Poster printing can be useful for campaigns of all types.

Rosie Bailey and Jake Sculthorp are the architects of GoPladdle. The group was established back in June. Coastal litter has spurred them into action. Keen kayakers, the pair has engaged in clean-ups of areas that are off the beaten track. Bailey and Sculthorp told the Bournemouth Echo:

“Some areas had such a large collection of waste (including a lot of engine oil bottles and fishing debris) that they took several days to clear. One day, within less than a one mile stretch we collected over 1,500 plastic bottles alone.”

Despite the experience, the pair remain positive. They have not been disillusioned by people who do not care much about the issue. Instead, they have been heartened by individuals and businesses that have an enlightened attitude towards the natural environment.

It is hoped that a reduction in the local plastic problem could have a beneficial impact on the life chances of wildlife. Furthermore, responsible plastic disposal might well improve the appearance of the coast.