The Beach Where Lego Keeps Washing Up

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Perranporth Beach, in Cornwall, is famed for being the "Lego beach". The truth is more complicated. • Thanks to Tracey Williams! 📸 Lego Lost At Sea: legolostatsea or legolostatsea 📕 Her photo book ADRIFT: amzn.to/3a8glNW [aff. link]

Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
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  1. Tom Scott
    Tom Scott
    2 maanden geleden

    If you were expecting a fun story about occasional Lego finds, and instead got a horrifying story about waste plastic... so was I. Tracey's photography project and book are some of the best ecological messaging I've seen in a long time! There are links in the description.

    1. Edward DeBartolo
      Edward DeBartolo
      19 dagen geleden

      If you look at this from an outside perspective, it's no different than any other animal species leaving its fingerprints on an ecosystem. Parrotfish make white sand. Worms create silk. Cows produce methane. Humans spew out plastic waste. Nature + Plastic ≠ Death of Nature. It just means that nature changes. Nature + Plastic is the future and the planet will adapt.

    2. MrMelon LP
      MrMelon LP
      28 dagen geleden

      @Jacob Hornbrook z

    3. soundtrancecloud
      soundtrancecloud
      Maand geleden

      you didnt notice? you for real? ignorant

    4. Twincast
      Twincast
      Maand geleden

      I did expect this story to be a mixed bag with an eye on the big picture of plastic waste, as are all responsible videos on famous container spills such as this or the rubber duckies circling the ocean. I did not expect there to be so little Lego in this bag.

    5. Tozo
      Tozo
      Maand geleden

      That AI for video ideas is working :O

  2. dabajabaza111
    dabajabaza111
    Dag geleden

    They're called legos.

  3. Khallil Berrekkal
    Khallil Berrekkal
    Dag geleden

    I swear I thought it was a title made by the AI

  4. Naud van Dalen
    Naud van Dalen
    2 dagen geleden

    Fun fact: This video was edited before April 15 because that's when a new photo was uploaded to legolostatsea. 1:03

  5. Hubwood
    Hubwood
    2 dagen geleden

    Every Human should be assigned a day each year to clean up beaches or some other polluted places.

  6. maegap96
    maegap96
    3 dagen geleden

    omg, shave your head! what is wrong with you.

  7. Andrew JG89
    Andrew JG89
    4 dagen geleden

    Such a shame that we got people who don't seem to care about the planet and just throw waste which goes out to sea. Very sad indeed.

  8. Andrew Stein
    Andrew Stein
    5 dagen geleden

    Im telling my kids this is where legos come from

  9. Samson FPV
    Samson FPV
    6 dagen geleden

    Can’t tell if Tom is 17 or 77

  10. xx xxx
    xx xxx
    6 dagen geleden

    Idiots.

  11. Justin Bustin
    Justin Bustin
    7 dagen geleden

    Capitalism side effects

  12. Dogeimations
    Dogeimations
    8 dagen geleden

    0:00 You can see an mirage of birds floating above behind him

  13. alex jay
    alex jay
    8 dagen geleden

    I live in cornwall!

  14. Hinterfragen!
    Hinterfragen!
    9 dagen geleden

    That made me sad.

  15. Tammy Tammy
    Tammy Tammy
    9 dagen geleden

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  16. Eman M
    Eman M
    9 dagen geleden

    Claiming plastic from the beaches can be a great hobby for future generations

  17. Spider Heart
    Spider Heart
    11 dagen geleden

    we need to go back to using hemp for fishing nets. but i wonder... if you collect up all the plastic, where... does it go? Like there's no safe way it gets disposed of where it doesn't eventually end up back in the sea or the ground, bc landfills just bury stuff. 🤔 Genuinely wondering, not meaning to be pessimistic or discouraging.

  18. Hebah Khalid
    Hebah Khalid
    11 dagen geleden

    The title would be a great slogan for a beach cleaning campaign.

  19. Rain Man
    Rain Man
    11 dagen geleden

    plastic, the new sand.

  20. BlendyStick
    BlendyStick
    11 dagen geleden

    Let me know if you find a 4x2 flat

  21. Swiftly Several
    Swiftly Several
    11 dagen geleden

    Someone made a Lego titanic

  22. Ding Ding
    Ding Ding
    11 dagen geleden

    plastic beach by gorillaz

  23. Malika Hayes
    Malika Hayes
    12 dagen geleden

    The aware withdrawal commercially clean because steven accordantly fancy following a omniscient kettle. abusive, lucky trowel

  24. Shields Mckinney
    Shields Mckinney
    12 dagen geleden

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  25. WikiHowFrog 903
    WikiHowFrog 903
    13 dagen geleden

    Shotgun wads?

    1. Emma Strange
      Emma Strange
      13 dagen geleden

      I used to live near a gun club and those people litter like crazy. On more than one occasion I found live shotgun rounds by the side of the road.

  26. Barnaby Lee
    Barnaby Lee
    13 dagen geleden

    Take the plastic away only for it to go back?

  27. NotTheWheel
    NotTheWheel
    14 dagen geleden

    Well this was a grim outing to say the least.

  28. Harry Moody Reactions
    Harry Moody Reactions
    14 dagen geleden

    I've nearly drowned on that beech 😀

  29. Steph Ss
    Steph Ss
    15 dagen geleden

    Over 45% of plastics in the ocean are from the fishing industry. I wonder what the percentage is, with cargo dumps....this is appalling. No wonder gen y & z are angry af.

  30. Kyle
    Kyle
    15 dagen geleden

    Who calls a bin bag a trash bag

  31. UnsoughtDrop492
    UnsoughtDrop492
    15 dagen geleden

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  32. Silvanus David
    Silvanus David
    16 dagen geleden

    Where are we gonna take the plastic that we collect from the beach? It's gonna come back there eventually

  33. Caleb Fisher
    Caleb Fisher
    16 dagen geleden

    Be a good idea to comb the beach with some kind of deep digging rake team or machine every so often.

    1. delta250a
      delta250a
      15 dagen geleden

      Perranporth was part of a study using one of those machines. But the problem is things live in the sand and the amount of wildlife that uses the tide lines for homes and feeding makes it hard to use.

  34. simplicitylost
    simplicitylost
    16 dagen geleden

    5:42 “Take a bag with you…” to then throw it away, which will mean it’ll probably end up in a landfill next to the ocean and then be back on the beach? Maybe it’s not like that in the UK, but in the USA, that is sometimes the predicament. It feels rather pointless.

  35. Matt Zelonka
    Matt Zelonka
    17 dagen geleden

    Lightbulbs, used plastic oil cans and plastic tampon things- Those were my favorite finds while in the Dry Tortugas .

  36. Natalie Hammell
    Natalie Hammell
    18 dagen geleden

    I saw somewhere recently that beach clean-ups are actually a good idea because quite a lot of rubbish does stay close to the coast so removing it does make a difference.

  37. whiteclifffl
    whiteclifffl
    18 dagen geleden

    The fish have to play with something.

  38. Rohanrajan Vadivelraj
    Rohanrajan Vadivelraj
    19 dagen geleden

    I heard a new word today. ''Land's end''. It makes me curious why the name is still that way🤔 even after that much colonizing😅

  39. skara 42
    skara 42
    19 dagen geleden

    Now think of all the face masks that will be washing up for the next 50 years...

  40. Edward DeBartolo
    Edward DeBartolo
    19 dagen geleden

    If you look at this from an outside perspective, it's no different than any other animal species leaving its fingerprints on an ecosystem. Parrotfish give use white sand. Worms create silk. Cows produce methane. Humans produce plastic. Nature + Plastic ≠ Death of Nature. It just means that nature changes. Nature + Plastic is the future and the planet will adapt.

  41. Coconüts!
    Coconüts!
    20 dagen geleden

    Damn! Went to that beach on a surfing holiday one year! I was too preoccupied with the waves! Check out the beaches in Bali though I was disgusted and amazed! Seems that Bali is in an area where so much plastic from Asia rocks up every day! I made piont of clearing it up all day long long only to go to the beach the next day and find the same amount washed up again! Biodegradable plastics need to be used! We know how to make them so "just do it" as Shia and Nike would say.

  42. Cameron
    Cameron
    20 dagen geleden

    the sea shepherds near where i live do regular beach cleans that you can voulenteer at and we find nurdles here all the way on the other side of the world

  43. Hubert
    Hubert
    21 dag geleden

    :(

  44. No One
    No One
    21 dag geleden

    WTF ,that wasnt sand but nerdles? Thats explaining a lot of situations i found myself in

  45. culwin
    culwin
    21 dag geleden

    It would be great if we could invent a way to have most of this plastic be (eventually) biodegradable. The most annoying thing, is when I get something at the store that is ALREADY in a plastic package, and in checkout, they want to put it in a plastic bag!

  46. Harry E
    Harry E
    21 dag geleden

    legos

  47. A D Volente
    A D Volente
    22 dagen geleden

    Humanity has a lot to answer for, I guess the reason we keep doing it is there is nobody we do answer to. We just consume everything at the expense anything with the care and morality of absolutely nothing.

  48. Yak69
    Yak69
    22 dagen geleden

    Lego? it’s called legos!!!!

  49. yellowwoodstraveler
    yellowwoodstraveler
    22 dagen geleden

    Where were all the tampon applicators? I see loads of those on our beaches.

  50. Mr Random
    Mr Random
    22 dagen geleden

    30 seconds about Lego, the rest is about trash on the beach

  51. No4murasame
    No4murasame
    22 dagen geleden

    But, but... take them home, put them in trash, then.... what...? In the soil under the landfill for ever or... floats right back to the sea...? ... what can we do... (mortified)

  52. patrickdwts
    patrickdwts
    22 dagen geleden

    This video made me depressed.

  53. Jordan Weir
    Jordan Weir
    22 dagen geleden

    Tempted to write my name on a small piece of plastic, put it inside a plastic ball with a gps tracker, and see if you can watch it arrive at that beach, or if it doesn't, where does it go o_o

  54. I'm the captain now
    I'm the captain now
    22 dagen geleden

    damn earths gonna turn into a big dump in a few hundred years. Nothing a nice tax on companies products cant solve.

  55. Dictolory
    Dictolory
    23 dagen geleden

    how convenient, a lego broom so you can clean everything up

  56. Smote Reverser
    Smote Reverser
    23 dagen geleden

    Horrifying. Take your litter home.

  57. Depot msa
    Depot msa
    23 dagen geleden

    I hereby name this beach ...lego beach

  58. freibier
    freibier
    23 dagen geleden

    At least the people in 1300 years, when all civilization has broken down, will still have some Lego to play with.

  59. M4RKU50
    M4RKU50
    23 dagen geleden

    this would be my place for collecting lego pieces

  60. Woo Six
    Woo Six
    23 dagen geleden

    Free legos? Legos are expensive

  61. Paul O'Hagan
    Paul O'Hagan
    23 dagen geleden

    Oh, it's much worse than that folks, much much worse. The plastic is consumed in the food chain and now its coursing through our bloodstreams ...

  62. Superphilipp
    Superphilipp
    23 dagen geleden

    Let's be honest though. Who, in 2021, thought that "The beach wehere Lego keeps washing up" was going to be a good thing?

  63. M. Long
    M. Long
    23 dagen geleden

    Kids 1980's: digging up old Coins Kids 2080's: digging up old Lego

  64. Dr. Davenport Lee
    Dr. Davenport Lee
    23 dagen geleden

    just...clean it up. heavy machines, an oven and good is. that little bit of sand and rock is not that bad, if you burn it right

  65. Bean Gorl
    Bean Gorl
    23 dagen geleden

    I kept thinking the flag in the background was a bug on my phone screen

  66. Daemeous
    Daemeous
    24 dagen geleden

    As bad as all this is...at least some of it is washing up and being removed from the oceans...

  67. Matteus Sartre
    Matteus Sartre
    24 dagen geleden

    One day robots will clean all this up.

  68. danny g
    danny g
    24 dagen geleden

    plastic use is one of the greatest tragedies in the world today

  69. Ascertivus
    Ascertivus
    25 dagen geleden

    0:33 I find that to be quite fitting given the circumstances.

  70. Shannon Pincombe
    Shannon Pincombe
    25 dagen geleden

    Seeing the rubbish on the beach makes me feel sick. Melbourne city council did an audit of the trash exiting the city's stormwater drains and they found 40+% was cigarette butts. Almost half of the drain bound trash is from one particular habit. Not only is smoking bad for the health of those who smoke but also of the local environment and those animals which make it home.

  71. Lee Fall
    Lee Fall
    25 dagen geleden

    Most of the plastic in the sea comes from fishing nets... A good start would be to filter the sand on beaches.

  72. Dubious
    Dubious
    25 dagen geleden

    All countries have unemployed people, so just set them to work, specially in countries where they get paid to do nothing. Either you pick trash, or you lose the money.

  73. Ian Brown
    Ian Brown
    25 dagen geleden

    The only way it will ever get better is for the manufacturers to be charged the cost of clean up. They will then create a biodegradable form of their product.

  74. RAD Rachael
    RAD Rachael
    25 dagen geleden

    I read the title and thought that will hurt to step on. Then I watched the video and was saddened by the plastic waste

  75. John Peter
    John Peter
    25 dagen geleden

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  76. sproc01
    sproc01
    25 dagen geleden

    Tom Scott at 5:20 the clip of the giant rock with the walkway, i saw on the news that it had collapsed, im not sure if it was a different one though

  77. A J
    A J
    26 dagen geleden

    If we wait there long enough, eventually we will have all the parts for a Lego Death Star

  78. Rikio Rikio
    Rikio Rikio
    26 dagen geleden

    Why are you so british?

  79. Hitori Shinda
    Hitori Shinda
    26 dagen geleden

    So this is where lego mines their blocks

  80. Ethan Forsyth
    Ethan Forsyth
    26 dagen geleden

    I want to make a video that is exactly 1 minute 9 seconds making it 69 seconds long

  81. Guinness
    Guinness
    27 dagen geleden

    Welcome to a taste of the future

  82. snoop dogg dank kush
    snoop dogg dank kush
    27 dagen geleden

    Jealous!! ):

  83. SimpleAs Liam
    SimpleAs Liam
    27 dagen geleden

    Depressing.... we should take a giant hoover and suck up the light stuff

  84. Octamed
    Octamed
    27 dagen geleden

    Make companies pay for recycling costs of packaging. The problem will be solved over night.

  85. Heiko Weber
    Heiko Weber
    27 dagen geleden

    You humans should just leave earth so our race can thrive!

  86. yasio bolo
    yasio bolo
    28 dagen geleden

    Same story in France, there is a beach in Brittany flooded with Garfield telephones since the 80's

  87. Bryan Hann
    Bryan Hann
    28 dagen geleden

    Lego blocks are damn well engineered.

    1. yasio bolo
      yasio bolo
      28 dagen geleden

      Worst place to see Lago. You're mostly likely walking barefoot on the beach Didn't see that many stones

  88. JZ's Best Friend
    JZ's Best Friend
    28 dagen geleden

    Wait until those barrels with nuclear waste start turning up. It won't be those that will get colors.

  89. beeldpuntXVI
    beeldpuntXVI
    28 dagen geleden

    Thans Why the ocean clean up project is So dn important

  90. Brenden Carr
    Brenden Carr
    28 dagen geleden

    As a beach comber from New JErsey, I can tell you this type of stuff is getting more and more common everywhere in the world

  91. Alex Webber
    Alex Webber
    28 dagen geleden

    Hey, *That's My Lego Missing Piece*

  92. xX_brad_Xx
    xX_brad_Xx
    28 dagen geleden

    I would personally clean up all of that lego and build with it if I was there

  93. Scott Fannin
    Scott Fannin
    29 dagen geleden

    "Maybe take a bag with you and take some plastic away." And then do what with it? Put it in the trash bin? Recycle it? I wonder how long before part of what I took away would end up right back where I had picked it up.

  94. Schwarzer Panther
    Schwarzer Panther
    29 dagen geleden

    Many of these lego pieces werent even produced when the container sank, they can come from everywhere

  95. vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuyt
    29 dagen geleden

    This should be shown in every high school at some point. Really puts it in perspective.

  96. Jay Watson
    Jay Watson
    29 dagen geleden

    This is horrific.

  97. Aris Nikolopoulos
    Aris Nikolopoulos
    29 dagen geleden

    What is the flag that looks like a Greek flag waving behind him?

    1. vbddfy euuyt
      vbddfy euuyt
      29 dagen geleden

      We must act now!

  98. notmy thing
    notmy thing
    29 dagen geleden

    That's so sad...

  99. Paul, Does things.
    Paul, Does things.
    29 dagen geleden

    Takes bag of plastic away, throw in proper trash, is hauled to landfill that blows into the ocean.. We just need to collectively take a stand against wasteful plastic use. Most of this trash could easily be replaced with biodegradable products, somethings will probably always have to be plastic, start with plastic bags. Bring a reusable one to the grocer and lobby your local politicians to ban plastic bad manufacturing and import.

  100. Anchor Bait
    Anchor Bait
    Maand geleden

    Thank you for saying Lego without an "s"