Over four hours, with a stop for a wonderful picnic and then well-earned Greggs treats at the end, we managed to collect over three trailer-loads of litter, split into rubbish and recyclables. Items included a ridiculous number of plastic bottles, numerous cotton bud sticks, lobster creels, piping, shoes and four tyres.
I couldn’t believe how much we managed to clear in such a short time – just goes to show you what you can achieve when you work together – we had the support of Keep Scotland Beautiful through their National Spring Clean initiative, East Lothian Council – their ranger Dave Wild came along and he also organised for the litter & recyclables to be uplifted, and Paul Seago who is Head Superintendant of the golf course that backs onto this stretch of coastline – he organised access, provided the trailers so that we had somewhere to gather the litter, and at the end he collected up anything we couldn’t lift manually.
I have taken part in National Spring Clean before – last year I organised a clean up on North Berwick Law and will organise another clean up every year that NSC runs!!! It is just such a great initiative which really highlights what individuals can do – we all moan about litter but this really makes you want to join in and be part of something that is tackling it, and enables you to make your part of Scotland more beautiful.
Keep Scotland Beautiful
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