60-yr-old plas­tic bot­tle washed up on beach

Cam­paigner urges change af­ter shock find

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - BRIAN READE - BY NADA FARHOUD En­vi­ron­ment Ed­i­tor

A WASH­ING-UP liq­uid bot­tle pro­duced more than 60 years ago has washed up on a beach.

Ex­perts be­lieve the Doby bot­tle dates to the mid1950s but it is not known how long it was in the ocean.

The lat­est shock ex­am­ple of pol­lu­tion blight­ing our seas was dis­cov­ered in the shin­gle at Lee-on-the-so­lent, Hants, dur­ing sum­mer.

The weath­ered white bot­tle reads: “Su­per Doby. Wash­ing-up liq­uid. Thaw­pit Lim­ited. Manch­ester.”

The Mu­seum of Plas­tic De­sign at the Univer­sity of Bournemouth com­pared the bot­tle with one it has from the mid-1950s and said it was “al­most iden­ti­cal”.

DIS­POS­ABLE

A clean-up vol­un­teer who found the bot­tle, and posts un­der the In­sta­gram han­dle beach­clean­girl, said: “The nat­u­ral world is slowly dy­ing at the hands of hu­mans.

“We all need to take a long hard look at our dis­pos­able life­styles and make sig­nif­i­cant changes.”

Last month, we re­vealed how pho­tog­ra­pher Ja­son Alexan­der found old rub­bish on beaches in Suf­folk.

It in­cluded a M&S car­rier bag from 1984 and a cater­ing lid from ferry firm Sealink, which wound up in 1984.

PEO­PLE with NHS crutches they no longer need or use can re­turn them un­der an amnesty to stop them end­ing up in land­fills, said Health Min­is­ter Steve Bar­clay.

BLIGHT The bot­tle found in shin­gle in the So­lent Tell us what you think: your­voice@mir­ror.co.uk TAINTED Lee-on-the-so­lent

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