A resident of the far north coast Kelvin James went for leisurely stroll yesterday and was shocked by the amount of plastic littering the coast line.
In the space of 35 minutes, Kelvin found a huge amount of debris and he took some photos.
‘I took photos of all the plastic collected on the open beach South of Hasting’s Headland.
‘There were also huge clumps of blue-bottles washed up – they were tangled on the high tide line,’ said Kelvin. ‘There’s nothing really unusual about that, given the constant onshores, however, when I got a good close up look, there were heaps of micro-plastic mixed in with their tentacles.
‘I grew up in this area and have been beach walking, fishing and enjoying the ocean here, since the early 70s.
‘I have just returned recently and am quite depressed at what I have seen.’