Coastguard expresses shock after decades-old piece of debris ends up on UK beach
A plastic washing-up bottle that is at least 47 years old has been found washed up on a beach in the UK with its lettering and messaging still clear, prompting warnings about the enduring problem of plastic waste.
The item, found by a coastguard warden at a beach in Somerset, “still looks almost new”, said the organisation. “We were staggered yesterday by how much debris has washed up on the beach,” wrote the Burnham Coastguard on Facebook. “It’s shocking how long … rubbish can survive and ultimately harm nature.”
Western Australia iron ore train travelled 92km before deliberate derailment The mangled wreckage of a deliberately derailed runaway iron ore train in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has been revealed in