Last week my mum, my sister and I started a project called “Take 3 for the Sea” where we pick up a bag of rubbish each (3 bags in total), 3 times a week for 3 weeks. This project is to help the sea and its creatures and also to “leave a place a little bit better than we found it”, a saying we followed a lot on our Australian road trip .
At the end we are going to weigh all the rubbish and then sort it all out into reusable, recyclable and rubbish. Iluka (my sister) and I are also going to make a dolls furniture set out of some reusable bits.
Most of the rubbish we have collected so far is small bits sometimes you might think the little bits don’t make a difference – but they do, for example a small fish eats some plastic, then a bigger fish eats the the little fish then it gets the plastic, then a shark eats the big fish and it gets the plastic, then an orca eats the shark and it gets the plastic and it keeps going though the food chain.
Humans can ingest plastic this way to – a small fish eats some plastic, then a bigger fish eats the the little fish then it gets the plastic, then a human eats the big fish.
On our rubbish collecting days we have found that not everything is on our side, the rain (on day 4) and the plovers (they must have babies in their nest or something like that) are being so protective and not letting us get a part of the beach where we can see lots of rubbish, anyway they’re cool!
How much rubbish do you think we will collect?
And remember you can make a difference too, pick up 3 bits of rubbish each time you go to the beach, a river or creek or even a walk along the street in your town.
This project has been inspired by take 3.