I popped down to Worcester and took a walk from the town out to the bridge at Lower Wick and back along with the other side of the River, I didn’t know what to expect!
I picked up way more than 13 pieces of plastic which included 2 bottles, 4 lollipop sticks, 3 traps, a couple of ice cream tub scoops, a couple of cigarette filter wrappers, straw wrappers, a broken plastic fork, a nappy bag (empty) and a big black meat container (yes I had gloves on). I also picked up several pieces of foil and a can.
I was surprised though how clean the riverside actually was. I just had one small bag for a 2-mile walk.
In contemplating my walk I wondered what would happen if everyone carried a bag and picked up rubbish when they were out for a walk. I decided it would just be better if no-one dropped any rubbish in the first place. It’s not hard!
We are not going to eliminate plastic, it has its uses. I certainly learnt in this challenge that there were a few simple things I could do to reduce my plastic use.
Every little bit has got to help. #ScrapPlastic
-Alison Lockton, Worcestershire
Alison is a full time working Mum. She has recently volunteered as an instructor in marine engineering at her local Sea Cadets. Her son is a sea cadet and her daughter now works in the RAF, having been an air cadet.
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