While you’re all bored, locked up in quarantine, thinking of what to put your hands on next, one guy has it all sorted. I mean, literally. Rob Arnold has sorted out 250 kg of washed plastic litter and put it all out to dry.
“Put the first 3 weeks of lockdown to good use, sorting microplastics at home,” wrote Rob in his Facebook post, which has been shared more than 6K times. But Rob is no rookie when it comes to cleaning beaches. He’s been raising awareness on marine plastic pollution with art objects, sculptures, and compositions all made from the sorted plastic. But littered shores are full of surprises, and some of his findings are incredible!
Bored Panda has written about Rob previously, when he collected 35 bags of microplastics on the Tregantle beach and turned it into art. Check it out right here.
Rob Arnold collected washed plastic litter from a beach in Cornwall and put it out to dry while in quarantine
Some of Rob’s plastic findings turned out to be historical pieces
Rob has been putting his quarantine time to use and sorting the microplastics at home
Some of the little treasures have been floating around in the sea for more than half a century!
This is what people had to say about Rob’s hobby