Being able to walk George on the beach again means becoming re-aware of plastic pollution. I know you can't tell from this photo but that's because it's below the tide line. Last year a campaign started - actually it was probably before that but it gained fame on social media last year - to encourage beach visitors to pick up three pieces of plastic each time.
But it's impossible to stop at three. Once you start you just can't stop. A bit like Pringles.
In a very short time from a very small stretch of beach
I collected this much:
And that doesn't include the very many plastic bottles that littered the beach. And I could have gone on and on.
On the plus side I did find a headless Lego man who isn't going in the plastic recycling bin.