Let’s Talk: SustainabilityPlastic Warriors Clean Cornwall’s Beaches
Litter has become a global environmental issue polluting the natural world and harming wildlife. Not only is litter unsightly, it is also costly to remove, and can be a source of tension leading to conflict. Litter often contains hazardous chemicals that bleed toxins into the soil while creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes. When litter is left exposed to the weather, it can be deadly, causing forest fires and injury to animals. Plastic litter has become a particular problem, ending up in rivers and oceans and causing irreparable damage.
The issue of litter and plastics is something that Lisa experiences regularly. In the pandemic of 2020/21 many people found themselves re-evaluating their life choices and Lisa, a security professional for NTT, decided to move to Cornwall with her husband – a beautiful coastal region of the southwest in the UK – where they began volunteering with The Beach Guardians.