Out of sight, out of mind. There has always been an attitude amongst certain people that if some unwanted lump of metal is out of sight beneath the water, then all is OK. They can forget about it.
Then along comes caring folk like the Ocean Crusaders and they fish it all out again. Here they are on the Brisbane River taking out tons of discarded rubbish.
My daughter lives in Brisbane, and I'm proud of the fact that she gets involved with this very worthy movement.
Not all the rubbish has been wilfully thrown into the river, some is there as a result of recent flooding when over 20,000 homes were inundated and sadly many possessions swept away.
These people do a really good and important job, my congratulations to all those who take part. It puts my collecting tiny bits of litter to shame.