The Fish Strike

Hi everyone Flossie here hope your all having a awesome plastic free week! Sorry I haven’t written my blog in a while but I was on holiday in France because my parents decided that we needed a break and a holiday after what was an amazing but tiring trip anyway lets get on with the blog!

Since we have got back home my Mum and I have been cleaning the beach every evening as long as it has been nice weather and normally we have helpers, it’s either a friend of mine who is on a sleepover or some nice kids on the beach either way it is really nice! On one of our cleanups we met two lovely boys who helped us on a beach clean where we found LOOOOOOOAAAAAAAADDDDDDSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of plastic bottles and two inflatable sharks, the boys where really nice and do beach cleans in America which is so awesome!

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And on one of our other beach cleans my friend came over for a sleepover and she helped which was fun and we found a metal fork


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Yet again when we separted the rubbish, there was little rubbish but loads of toys and clothes….crazy people!!!


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When we went on holiday to France it was a nice break except fot the part where we couldn’t stop beach cleaning because we are pretty much addicted to it now which is ridiculously hilarious! When we arrived we went to the beach and relaxed but the next day whilst swimming I started to notice things and then every day I would go #plimming

#Plimming is swiming and picking up rubbish at the same time!

and one day I managed to find all of this in the sea…

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But the coolest thing I found was definitely a really old plastic bottle that had things growing on it, it was so old ! This was it before we washed it

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Every day when my parents and I would go out to the shops to buy lunch we would always bring the bag (made form rubbish found on the beach on Lombok) we got from Gili Eco Trust on Gili T, it is such a cool bag!!

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On one of the days we decided to get in contact with some beach cleaners there to help them with a beach clean, we just can’t help oursleves! We didn’t find much but we did manage to fill a whole bottle up with 703 cigarette butts in less then 40 minutes which was crazy, I suppose it is just so wierd for me because you dont find many cigarette butts on the beach in Ireland ! There were so many people on the beach clean but saddly they will all be gone soon because they are all going to university which is a bit of a shame but anyway it was a really cool beach clean and I think anyone who is on holiday should try and go on a beach clean at least once a week.

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On the way home my Mum had the same problem she had a year ago with getting a cup of tea on an Aer lingus flight! They give you so much plastic to make a cup of tea, so my Mum and I made a video to show how easy it would be to use hardly any plastic, we put the video on all socail media for everyone to watch…it was so much fun to make the video. Also these are the before photos of how much plastic it took to make one cup of tea on the flight .

A couple of days ago my Dad was doing a 10 km run So my Mum and did  6KM run and it was so cool because in case you got thirsty Refill.ie were there and instead of handing out plastic cups they gave you actual cups and once you had finished the water there where bins where you could put them in and they would wash them later which was so cool!

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On Wednesday I was doing a quick photo shoot in the first hotel in Ireland that has got rid of all their plastic bottles in their rooms! They normally put 254 plastic bottles a day in 127 rooms but now they have a jug of water in each room which is so awesome! the Amber Spring Hotel is so cool and amazing and doing everything they can tp become as plastic free as possible!!