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To ask dog owners at the beach why you don’t

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Lovelyusername Tue 06-Feb-18 15:13:07

pick up plastic litter ?

I run along a beautiful coastline and see the same dog walkers ignoring the plastic.

You have a bag ready and will walk past a bin. AIBU to think that this would be a help to the environment ?

Pengggwn Tue 06-Feb-18 15:14:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklingbrook Tue 06-Feb-18 15:14:28

I am not sure of the logic there. Are the dog walkers dropping the plastic?

kaytee87 Tue 06-Feb-18 15:14:37

Why just dog walkers?

Sparklingbrook Tue 06-Feb-18 15:15:32

Because the dog walkers are going to walk past a bin? But a dog poo bin presumably.

Pengggwn Tue 06-Feb-18 15:16:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RadioGaGoo Tue 06-Feb-18 15:16:55

I'm guessing runners don't tend to break their stride.

TheQueenOfWands Tue 06-Feb-18 15:17:01

You could pick it up.

Take a bin bag with you on your run.

PilarTernera Tue 06-Feb-18 15:17:40

Why is it the dog walkers responsibility more than anyone else who uses the beach?

OlympicBonfire Tue 06-Feb-18 15:18:05

Why not ask everyone who walks on the beach to pick up litter? Why just dog walkers? Everyone could take a bag with them regardless of whether they have a dog or not

AllTheGoodOnesAreUnavailable Tue 06-Feb-18 15:18:29


HuskyMcClusky Tue 06-Feb-18 15:18:44

Huh? There’s no guarantee I’ll be walking past a bin any more than you will! What a weird post.

Sparklingbrook Tue 06-Feb-18 15:19:21

I think most of us will walk past a bin at some point.

Possibly Pengggwn but I was referring to the OP saying You have a bag ready and will walk past a bin. hmm

Greensleeves Tue 06-Feb-18 15:19:30

Husky, if your dog shits, presumably you'll be needing a bin?

Coloursthatweremyjoy Tue 06-Feb-18 15:20:17

You pick it up.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Tue 06-Feb-18 15:20:24

I'd be happy if all the dog walkers just picked up their own dog's poo...

Sparklingbrook Tue 06-Feb-18 15:20:32

But there are bins and dog poo bins aren't there? I live in the landlocked Midlands though is it different in coastal areas?

babyccinoo Tue 06-Feb-18 15:21:17

I think we can safely know that OP does pick up plastic.

RadioGaGoo Tue 06-Feb-18 15:21:22

I'm guessing the OP is suggesting dog walkers because they are more likely to regularly walk. If I had a dog and walked near the beach, I'd would probably do what the OP suggests. I wouldn't have thought of it otherwise.

RatherBeRiding Tue 06-Feb-18 15:21:57

Perhaps the dog walkers wonder by the runners or walkers don't pick up the litter?

We all have hands.

HuskyMcClusky Tue 06-Feb-18 15:22:07

Husky, if your dog shits, presumably you'll be needing a bin?

Yes, of course. But she often doesn’t, as we’ve usually walked to the beach (and she’s pooed on the way).

Sparklingbrook Tue 06-Feb-18 15:22:55

I wouldn't want to juggle a bag of dog poo, a dog on a lead and be doing litter picking on the beach TBF.

I thought people did organised litter picks.

meredintofpandiculation Tue 06-Feb-18 15:23:02

But there are bins and dog poo bins aren't there? Not round here. Dog poo now goes in with general waste.

TSSDNCOP Tue 06-Feb-18 15:23:15

Have you seen the size of a dog poo bag?

It is poo sized. It is not going to hold poo, plus a beach load of crap I didn’t drop.

Sparklingbrook Tue 06-Feb-18 15:23:49

OMG you can't ask runners to do anything, you can't even ask them for directions according to some on here.

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