Cleanup Diary: 13 September 2014

Each year the summer tide brings rubbish from the Pearl River Delta to the southern and western shores of Lamma Island. During the winter tide, the rubbish comes directly from Hong Kong Island to hit the northern and western shores. This does not mean that the beaches are ever spared from incoming trash and, as well as cleanups, I often go to the beach to survey what the tide is bringing.

Today I took my son Max, aged 8. When I was his age, I used to go to the beach to pick up shells. It is very hard to explain to a child that, sorry kid, but it was much nicer here before you were born. Still, I can show him what should be on the beach and what should not be.

Which hand would you choose?

JW