2023 Summary 367kg of Plastic Removed 1 kg of Plastic removed for every £0.38 (38p) donated. Small but very good value project. Further sites identified for next year. Some interest time lapse footage recorded. Discovery of the Tunnock’s Caramel Log A Very Different Year I have just returned from a very enjoyable couple of days… Continue reading Scotland 2023 – Thorpy’s Project Journal
Effect of Microplastics on Birds What are Microplastics Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that are less than 5mm in size. They can be found in the environment, including in the air, water, and soil. Birds can ingest microplastics through their food, water, or the air they breathe. What Effect do Microplastics Have on Birds… Continue reading Effect of Microplastics on Birds
Microplastics are small plastic pieces that are less than 5 millimeters in size. They can be found in the air, water, and soil, and they can be ingested by animals, including bats. Microplastics can affect bats in a number of ways. They can: Block the bats’ digestive tracts, leading to starvation. Cause inflammation and damage… Continue reading How do Microplastics Affect Bats?
Are There Microplastics in Cigarette Filters? I have just watched this amazing video on decomposition of cigarettes in soil. Guess what after a year the cigarettes filters had not decomposed at all. This demonstrates how plastics and ergo microplastics come from cigarette filters. So this is why we spend so many cigarette filter on beaches.… Continue reading Microplastics in Cigarette Filters
Although PAPP is a Plastic Pollution Charity, I heard about “Blinders” from a friend, and it was a bit of a lightbulb moment. Illegal Use of “blinders” in the fishing may contribute to the plastic we find on beaches in the UK. What is a Blinder? A blinder is a fine mesh net that a… Continue reading Use of Illegal “Blinders” in Fishing Industry
Doing a “Good Thing” “I am furious” exclaims the supervisor at the Recycling centre, “I was just about to report your for fly tipping” he continues, “I know you are doing a good thing, but …… “ He is right. We are doing a good thing but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. We have… Continue reading Scotland 2021 – Thorpy’s Project Journal