Thursday 19th July 2012

Tide: Mid to high – rising tide

Beach: Whale bay, Raglan

Weather: Beautiful sunny wintery morning, Surf was good so lots of surfers around.

Today’s Catch:

  • 6 Parts of /  or whole shoes
  • 2 clothes pegs
  • 3 drinks straws
  • 3 lolly-pop sticks
  • 1 pen lid
  • 1 Drum tobacco wrapper
  • 1 syringe (don’t worry no needle!)
  • 9 bits of blue pallet ties
  • Bit of wrapper from a coca-cola bottle
  • 5 bits of sweet / chocolate wrappers
  • 6 bits of plastic wrapping
  • 5 bits of shot-gun pellets
  • 4 fishing floats
  • 9 bits of fishing wire & rope
  • 8 bits of miscellaneous material
  • 4 plastic bottles (all with lids attached)
  • 31 bottle tops
  • 2 Juice carton lids
  • 5 plastic/foil milk tops
  • 22 bits of foam & polystyrene
  • I surfboard leash ankle strap
  • 3 its of foam fro a surfboard deck pad
  • 1 bit of surfboard foam
  • 1 black plastic tube
  • 150 small pieces of miscellaneous plastic
  • 8 large pieces of miscellaneous plastic

Beach status now: RELATIVELY CLEAN!! I don’t know if it was the swell /tide but the beach actually looked clean when I left, I really hope it is my work making a difference!

Amount recycled: 80% – all PET (1), PE-HD (2) and PP (5)

Amount re-used: Surfboard leash ankle strap (Velcro goes into my sewing stuff, hopefully will make something useful!), 2 clothes pegs go on the washing line!

Amount to landfill: un-recyclable parts of shoes, foam and polystyrene.

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