It's not just around you Mike & it's people who are in touch with nature. I live in a vine-growing region & the producers put little plastic sacs around the new plants. Sometimes it's odd ones in an existing plot, sometimes it's a whole field. They often leave on for years until they completly disintigrate & blow into all the ditches. The machine comes around to cut the verges & cuts them into small pieces & they end up clogging the ditches & some get carried out to sea by heavy rain. Nothing is done about it. I get so angry.
Over Xmas I went around & cleared all the local ditches & ended up with this lot
The bottles were all cleaned up & recycled & the rest went to the local dump. It's a huge problem & nobody cares!! It's a disgrace. Like the field of bright orange grass on the marshes where farmers use weedkiller right up to the ditches & then wonder why the frogs are all disappearing. Frankly it would be better for the world if we were all wiped out.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
Hazel C said:
It's not just around you Mike & it's people who are in touch with nature.
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