Keith’s vintage litter finds
It can take decades for one piece of litter to break down, causing harm to wildlife and polluting our seas. Our #2minute litterpick volunteer, Keith Hunt, shares some of the vintage litter he has found.
Keith Hunt is a remarkable man. Somehow he finds time every day to do a litterpick, often a beach clean in his area of beautiful West Somerset. Keith is a CPRE Somerset #2minute litterpick volunteer and also a Litter Hero ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy.
Recently, Keith has been sharing pictures of vintage litter he has found. These pictures give a chilling reminder of how long this stuff can hang around in our environment.
Rowntree’s smarties lids are a regular find on the beach. Smarties went plastic-free in 2005
This TipTop packet shows a pre decimal price of 2d. We went decimal in 1971!
Not sure of the date of this Kia-Ora drink but it is also pre-decimal
This crisp packet, with it’s voucher for “Our Price” records, dates from 1995
Quattro was a soft drink in the early 1980’s.
Milk in a plastic bag seemed like a good idea in 1976 – until they started splitting and spilling milk everywhere! The bag lives on in our seas, sadly.
St Michaels’ strawberry dessert from around 1982
NEW! Ski yoghurt pot – now over 40 years old
These are notorious at being impossible to recycle – this is the remains of a Pringles tube.
If you have any photos of vintage litter that you have found, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to our rogues gallery.
Meanwhile, Keith will carry on cleaning up our beaches and our countryside one bag at a time. Thank you Keith!
If you feel inspired and would like to clean up your local area, then why not think about volunteering with us?