Plastic in oceans.

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Should the previous rubbish bins on the Norfolk Broads be reinstated?

Yes, of course they should.
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Plastic in oceans.

Post by High Seas » August 15th, 2017, 8:21 am

8 million tonnes of plastic finds its way........no sorry, it gets dumped into the world's oceans every year.
I hate to say it but with 125 miles of rivers, the Norfolk Broads must be a minute but significant percentage of that.
It must be even more now the bins have gone. I wonder if this subject was brought up when the decision was made to pull out the bins.
Here is a poll to find out what our members think about this. :roll:


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Re: Plastic in oceans.

Post by High Seas » December 3rd, 2017, 9:15 am

It is the local councils that are responsible for the bins that were at the river's edges.
From what I can gather they were removed because the council regarded the waste disposal as being industrial waste.
Obviously the industry on the Norfolk Broads is the hire boat industry.
So there way of dealing with it is to put hire boat industrial waste bins in their yards.
Seems reasonable enough you might initially think but it's not.
It would be a perfect solution if the hire boat yards were like caravan or camping sites but they are not. There is 125 miles of waterways outside of their hire boat yards without bins for their customer'$ commercial industrial waste.
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