A beach clear-up, led by staff from fish farming company Dawnfresh, has removed around 200kg of waste from the banks of Loch Etive. The three-hour operation removed tyres, waste metal and plastic all of which had been dumped in the area.
The clear-up was undertaken by Harvest Supervisor, Alan Drummond and Environmental Specialist, Jason Dobson, both of whom work at the Dawnfresh Loch Etive trout farming site.
The Dawnfresh team try and run beach clear up operations each month in order to combat the dumping of rubbish around the Loch.
Commenting on the operation Alan Drummond said:
“Jason and I both had a bit of downtime so we decided to jump in the boat and do a beach clear-up. It is a real shame when you see what has been dumped around the loch. Most of us that work at the Loch Etive sites live locally and care about keeping the area clean
“We try to get out and do a clear-up as often as we can but you can still be amazed how quickly it builds up and what you’ll find. Just a few months ago we pulled a washing machine from Taynuilt Pier.”
Commenting on operation Seawater Production Manager Greig MacPhail said:
“The dumping of rubbish is a real issue around Loch Etive particularly during summer months, so it is both bitter sweet that the guys were able to get out and clear so much.
“I’ve been at Dawnfresh for two years and the guys have been doing beach clear ups long before I started. We’re lucky enough to have some truly beautiful views while at work and we all want to preserve them.”
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