We try to sell this as Arctic and pristine and untouched.
And it looks that way on pictures.
But once you get here and you start to walk along the coastline, you get a completely other picture.
Just last year I think we took 30 tonnes, brought in household litter, food wrapping, bottles.
But the main part weight-wise is equipment from fisheries.
Lots and lots and lots of pieces of rope.
Some are cut, some are obviously torn.
The international fishing fleet is operating off-shore.
And we clearly find signs that they contribute to this.
But still, we find litter from all over Europe and even some from across the Atlantic.
I mean you can throw a thing into the ocean in Florida and think ’hey, I’ve thrown it away’, and then it might end up here on our shores.
They rather quickly break down into smaller pieces and even tiny little fibres.
I think the coastline as a whole is-
I think you can characterise it as a micro plastic factory.
Yeah, what to say?
It’s so obvious that waht we are doing here is the tip of the tip of the iceberg.
But it’s the visible tip, really.
This is what is readily available.
I mean I pick up this little piece of litter and it gone.
And it won’t go out to sea again.