Plastic picking on the Lune Estuary

4 October 2018

Plastic picking on the Lune EstuaryMore than twenty people joined in the Green Party’s ‘plastic pick’ along the Lancaster shore of the Lune estuary, between New Quay Road and Condor Green on Saturday 22nd September.

Tim Dant from the Green Party’s Scotforth West Team said: ‘We’ve collected loads of plastic that would otherwise get broken into ever smaller pieces and swept into the river and then the sea. The largest thing we dragged off the shore was a very damaged fibreglass dinghy. But most of the things we were picking up were plastic bottles, small crisp packets and those little straws from juice cartons that were caught up in the driftwood and grass on the tideline.’

As at our last plastic pick in April 2018, the end result was large piles of bagged plastic bottles, bags, boxes and farm and fishing rubbish. Many of the ‘pickers’ enjoyed tea and cakes at the Stodday picnic spot to celebrate gathering so much plastic. North Lancashire Green Party had arranged with the City Council refuse department to collect all the plastic once it was bagged up and on land.

Look out for our next Lune Spring clean up  – everyone who enjoys those open views across the Lune estuary from multi-use path will be warmly welcomed.

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