Stunned walker finds 60-year-old plastic bottle washed on up beach

March 21, 2019

A 60-year-old plastic washing-up liquid bottle has been found washed up on the beach. Stephen Fox was “dismayed” to find the weathered Doby bottle washed up on Brean beach near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. The bottle dates back to the mid-1950s – but it is not known how long it has been in the sea. Stephen said: …

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Update On Our Roadside Trash Collection

March 19, 2019

Here’s an update on our “trash walks” from last week. We finished cleaning the stretch of road between the stop signs in front of our office (about 1/4 mile). In doing so, we filled 5 heavy duty trash bags totaling 74 pounds. The most common type of item we picked up were aluminum cans, specifically …

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Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

March 18, 2019

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found. Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked whale was found “showing signs of being emaciated and dehydration” and had been “vomiting …

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We’re Taking The #trashtag Challenge

March 13, 2019

On most days, a small group of us at Elastec like to step away from our desks, go outside and stretch our legs with a nice walk. It’s about a ½ mile walk down the rural road to our local golf course where we then reach a small creek. Usually, a walk is a relaxing …

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