Today, and band of merry island lovers, residents and friends took to the shores of Easdale to gather rubbish.
Living and working by the ocean has given us a new understanding of why it is SO important to clean up our oceans and help the world change its ways for the future. We were inspired by the campaign run by Ocean Conservancy, it was our pleasure to gather people together to clean up our own shore line.
Doing this as a group was so much easier, good chat and company kept us all going even though the wind was cold, and the rain was threatening! A good cup of tea and a cake was waiting for us in The Puffer Bar and Restaurant too.
Unfortunately a lot of the rubbish we found was fishing waste, empty cartridges from shooting, and bottle tops, but we don’t know how old any of this waste was, or indeed how far it has travelled in the sea. We pride ourselves on working with our suppliers, fishermen and game keepers and we know they love and respect the ocean just like us, in the same way that we ensure all our own recyclables are taken off the island, and we’ve reduced our use of single use plastics where possible.
It’s clear to us that the wonderful seafood that we are able to prepare in The Puffer will just not be wonderful if we don’t look after the ocean. Check out Surfers Against Sewage for more information, or to organise your own #beachcleanup
We would like to extend a big, warm thank you to everyone who came to help us, and we intend to do this regularly because every little helps.
“A drop in the ocean perhaps, but the ocean is made up of drops”