It hasn’t been long since The Grand Tour took a trip with three saloons through China. But while on holiday between filming, Clarkson has taken to Twitter in anger regarding the amount of plastic litter he’s picked up from his holiday destination.
I went to a small beach today…. pic.twitter.com/r85NIalNJB
“In half an hour this is how much plastic we’ve picked up… Look at this. I’m sorry but…Chinese, Chinese, Chinese. People of China. Pick your f**king litter up!”
After picking out of the sea endless bottles and other pieces of plastic from China, he pleads with the people of China to make a change. He said himself that he watched a couple of hundred Chinese tourists throw all the plastic packaging from their food into a river, and this is completely unacceptable.
Last week, in Laos, I watched maybe 200 Chinese tourists throw all the plastic packaging from their picnic lunches in a river.
Plenty of people had their own comments to add, but Jeremy wasn’t in the mood for excuses, as you can see from the tweet below.
Well here’s an idea. Get off your slovenly arse and clear it up.
It’s true, China is only a small fraction of the countries that are producing plastic which is making its way into the sea and other biomes. We should all be doing our part in lowering plastic consumption, and as recycling is not enough, it’s time to cut down on the plastic we buy. Only then, will manufacturers get the idea and start producing packaging that is bio-degradeable.