As if to highlight this problem, just a few days ago a fisherman working out of Motril found a small redhead, a species of shark, with the ring of a soft drinks bottle around its mouth.
Plastic recycling is definitely not going according to plan in Spain, as far as Europe is concerned.
The Motril Town Hall is in the middle of an awareness campaign aimed at farmers and agricultural waste, principally plastic.
Travelling East along the coast of Granada, once you get to Motril the greenhouses start, and where there are greenhouses, you have rubbish. Perhaps for this reason the locals of Castell, Gualchos, Lújar, Polops and Carchuna-Calahonda are aware and troubled by the problem.
About a month ago we ran an article on how tens of thousands of plastic fruit crates had disappeared from outside plastic greenhouses – the mystery has been solved. Five people have been arrested over the robbery of over 40,000 fruit crates.
Come on! admit it; who hasn’t got a plastic fruit crate amongst their possessions, being very handy boxes in which to store things? Well, quite a few readers will probably be nodding.