Litter picking

Blog post by Maya Riches (guest author, age 10) on 18 Jun, 2019
Litter picking

Litter picking

Earlier in the year I got a litter picker so I went to the beach to try it out. While our dog chased her ball I was picking up rubbish.

I found lots of cigarette ends, quite a few tissues, bits of plastic (bottle tops and parts of plant pots), a long sharp piece of metal, sweet wrappers and even a whole glass bottle and a glove! I couldn’t decide whether I was happy that I could use my litter picker or sad that there was so much litter.

When we got back from the beach I saw loads of rubbish in some sand by a row of dustbins! I couldn’t believe there was so much litter right by the bins so I picked it up and put it in the bin.

It’s really easy to go litter picking – even if you don’t have your own litter picker, some beaches supply them for you to borrow and supply bags to collect the rubbish. By picking up rubbish you can stop it getting into the sea where it could be eaten by fish and other sea creatures, or they could get tangled in it. Norfolk Wildlife Trust also organises litter picking days. It made me feel really good that I’d cleaned the beach so please have a go!
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