The PET soda bottle is in the top three of items found on the beach – behind sigaret butts and candy wrappers. In Great Brittain more than a million where found during last years annual Beach Cleanup. On the Dutch beaches bottle caps can be found everywhere too – with an average of 16 caps per hundred meter of beach. The matching bottles mostly on the seabed since PET is heavier than water.
Thames vs Rhine
Plastic does not respect borders. Plastic that flows down an English or Dutch river washes up on German, Danish or Swedisch shores. The problem is international and urgent.