Unwelcome blast from the past

Erosion proves that nothing gets thrown 'away'.

Erosion proves that nothing gets thrown 'away'.

Erosion at the beach has unearthed an unwelcome reminder of the past. Pictures by Sarah Curtis
REMEMBER WHEN YOU LEFT THESE?: 1970s drinks cans and a host of aged litter, including plastic bottles, resurfaced after being dumped by summer campers more than 40 years ago.
Litter exposed at Pouawa

A FRENCH, 1970s plastic yogurt container recently made an appearance on social media, showing how long-lived plastics are in the environment. Apart from a little wear and tear it looked as good as new.

Now we have our own examples, as erosion at Pouawa has unearthed an unwelcome blast from the past.

A FRENCH, 1970s plastic yogurt container recently made an appearance on social media, showing how long-lived plastics are in the environment. Apart from a little wear and tear it looked as good as new.

Now we have our own examples, as erosion at Pouawa has unearthed an unwelcome blast from the past.

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