Dog Collects One Bin Bag Of Rubbish From The Beach During Her Daily Walks
The pooch fills up at least one bin bag of rubbish on her daily walks with owners Trish Brewster 54, and Yan Balewicz, 60, as they scan the beach near her home in Glenelg, Scotland.
The 13-year-old dog began her environmentally friendly habit when she saw her owners doing the litter picking, and she decided to copy them.
Trish hopes Loli can inspire other owners to train their dogs to collect rubbish, all for the good of the planet.
"It doesn't matter where I am, I can't walk past a piece of plastic without picking it up and over the years Loli has noticed this and now she helps find rubbish that I wouldn't otherwise notice," she says.
"There's a lot less rubbish in our area now we've started collecting everything and anything we see as waste. Loli is a very intelligent dog and she loves helping both me and Yan collect the rubbish.
"After most walks we have at least one bag full of plastic and other waste, a lot of it is netting that has washed up from the sea."
The clever dog even collects rubbish from the sea when she's out in Trish and Yan's boat.
"Loli's favourite thing to do is go out on the boat and look out for dolphins," adds Trish.
"But if she spots some rubbish such as balloons or netting along the way, she's the first to jump in and retrieve it. We've seen seals dead on the beach due to plastic pollution and it's heart-breaking.
"I absolutely love animals and to see that humans are causing them so much harm by simply not recycling or using less plastic is awful.
"We do our bit by ensuring the beaches near our cottage are as clean as they possibly can be but it's going to take more than just me, Loli and Yan, a retired engineer, to make any drastic changes across the country.
Adding: "People should know better than to leave plastic waste anywhere near our oceans. If Loli can do her bit by collecting waste then there's no reason why everyone else can't help."
Since Trish began collecting rubbish six years ago, she has recycled an impressive 1000 bags of waste. Pretty brilliant if you ask us.
"It has become a bit of a habit nowadays and it does drive Yan crazy at times," she says.
"It makes me proud that Loli has begun copying us and is now actively helping us to live in a cleaner area."
Now to train our dogs to do the same. Good going, Loli, Trish and Yan!
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