I was on Arthur’s Beach, Cornwall, when I first looked down and saw something that didn’t look right. It was a section of nylon rope. I looked around some more and saw more rope – and bits of plastic and Styrofoam – all over the beach. So I picked up what I could and took it home. I’ve been cleaning plastic off beaches ever since. Working on my own and in collaboration with others, together we have removed tens of thousands of bits of plastic from beaches all over the world.
You can read my cleaning beaches blog (2011-2014) here