My daughter and I paddled 22 miles, picking up plastic. Here’s what we found

One My Little Pony, two crabbing buckets, five balloons, six balls, seven straws, nine shoes, a dozen coffee cups, 20 carrier bags, 205 plastic bottles and lids, polystyrene and a huge amount of rope. That is just a fraction of what my six-year-old daughter, Ella, and I collected over the course of two days last weekend, as we paddleboarded around the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary in south Devon, scouring the foreshores of every creek and cove for 22 miles.

The Guardian

Last updated on 14 June 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United Kingdom
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Pollution
CMS tags: 
national park
nature reserve
marine pollution
plastic waste