Thursday 12th July 2012

Beach: Whale Bay, Raglan

Tide: Low

Today’s Catch:

  • 87 Bottle caps (37 from the coca-cola company!)
  • 5 plastic tabs from milk bottles
  • 3 Large bundles of plastic bag ends
  • 4 miscellaneous bits of clear plastic
  • 3 Bic lighters
  • 11 pieces from shotgun shells
  • 10 floats from fishing nets
  • 3 miscellaneous pieces of synthetic material
  • 8 whole or pieces of glow sticks
  • 1 plastic fork
  • 1 large hair scrunchy
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 4 clothes pegs
  • Part of a surfboard leash
  • 2 combs
  • 2 pens
  • 1 pen lid
  • 1 plastic wine bottle cork
  • 1 coat toggle
  • 3 lollypop sticks
  • 2 plastic screws
  • 1 clip from diving fins
  • 1 bit of duck tape
  • 1 plastic knife handle
  • Packet of 4 Paracetamol
  • Carrier bag full of fishing rope & wire
  • 2 flip-flops
  • 1 beach shoe
  • 1 Frisbee
  • 22 pieces of polystyrene / foam
  • 6 large pieces of tubing
  • 2 pieces of caps
  • 5 pieces of blue pallet ties
  • Part of a Nutella lid
  • 286 miscellaneous small pieces of plastic
  • 59 miscellaneous large pieces of plastic
  • I Heineken bottle
  • 2 pieces of tin can

Beach state now: Still lots of plastic, had to abort because had to go to work!

Amount recycled: 70% – all PET (1), PE-HD (2) and PP (5)

Amount re-used: Surfboard leash Velcro went into sewing box, clothes pegs onto washing line, and fishing floats are waiting for me to find a use for them.

Amount to landfill: a small plastic bag of un-recyclable bits.

Still trying to find a use of rope I find – any ideas?

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