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THANK YOU for ordering your Recycled Ocean Plastic Litter Picker from Waterhaul. We hope it serves you well on your next adventure. Each product sold helps us on our mission to turn waste into resource and intercept abandoned ghost gear and fishing nets from the oceans.
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EVERY PAIR HAS A DIRECT IMPACT
You are directly enabling the expansion of our ghost gear recovery and recycling efforts and creating a demand for plastic to be removed from the ocean.
You're also supporting the delivery of PlaNET Action, our unique education program. We deliver workshops across the UK, with our portable ocean plastic recycling machines and our marine biologist educators deployed to engage and inspire the next-generation to understand the marine environment, why we should protect it, and to encourage innovative thinking.
Every year at least 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost or discarded in the ocean. Samples of plastic waste accumulating in our oceanic gyres reveal 46% of this plastic, by weight, is attributable to fishing gear.
Fishing related debris are particularly harmful in our oceans due to their tendency to entangle marine life and damage seabed habitats, such as kelp beds and coral reefs. In a phenomenon known as ‘ghost fishing’, the entangled carcasses of trapped marine life will attract more species, resulting in further potential entanglements.
As these discarded nets are produced from plastic, they will not degrade, persisting in the ocean to catch and kill marine life indefinitely.Turning the problem on it’s head, all of the properties which make discarded fishing gear such a problem; its abundance, its strength and durability, and its propensity to harm, combine to make it both an excellent resource as a material and a priority target to intercept from the ocean.
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To join the wave of supporters actively removing plastic pollution from their local environment and growing the positive impact with us, get your recycled ocean plastic litter picker and pocket knife here.
Our litter pickers are designed to be rugged, durable and used in any environment. However, to get the most of your new litter picker:
- If sandy, muddy or exposed to saltwater, rinse clean with freshwater.
- Don't lean on it, exert sideways pressure or place excessive force onto the shaft.
Our portable Folding Litter Pickers are designed to be quick and easy to fold, but we realise it isn't obvious how to do it at first!
Please see the video below to help explain.
Please note only the Folding and XL Folding Litter Pickers are able to fold. Use your thumbs to carefully push the two sides apart, rather than pulling each side forcefully, as this puts pressure on the string. The Standard 32" units do not fold so please don't try to fold them!
Don't worry, your litter picker isn't broken! We've made the knot at the back of the litter picker adjustable, but sometimes it can slip making the jaw open too wide to fully close when in use (we're working on a better knot). This knot can be easily tightened if it starts to loosen.
For folding units - if you tighten the knot with the jaw closed too much, you will not be able the pull apart the two sides far enough to fold the litter picker. If this happens, you can just re-adjust the size of the jaw opening and re-tie the knot using the same method.
Please take a look at the video below for instructions.
Sometimes, we have found that the shafts (particularly on the folding litter pickers) can cut through the string over time. We're working on a solution for this, smoothening the folding edge and developing thicker, more durable string, still made from 100% recycled PET of course!
In the meantime, we can send you a replacement string to refit yourself. Please get in touch with us on email@example.com to receive your replacement string. Here's a video on how to re-string your litter picker.
Please note use your thumbs to push the two sides of the folding litter picker apart NOT pull from each end to relieve pressure on the string and help prevent it from stretching and breaking.
If you’re not happy with your Litter Picker for whatever reason, no problem at all! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, order number and reason and we'll help you with the returns process. Folding litter pickers can be returned via Royal Mail - you can fill out a free returns label here. Standard 32" Litter Pickers are too large for Royal Mail and have to be sent via a different courier, e.g. Hermes, at the customers expense. You have 30 days to return it to us for a refund on your order.
For info on how to get your return postage covered if you paid via PayPal
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