Why don't we make good use of the seaweed which washes up on our beaches?
TAKE a look along the beach at Ryde, as I did recently. There are huge piles of seaweed that have drifted onto the sand.
It may have to be cleared eventually — either buried or disposed of in landfill on the Isle of Wight — because of the tendency to rot and smell.
At a time when there is a world shortage of fertiliser — due to climatic factors and the war in Ukraine — would it not be a good idea to collect the washed up seaweed and offer it to our struggling farmers?
This would be a win as it is transferring a problem into a solution.
READ AGAIN: Ventnor Harbour seaweed removal costs soar for Isle of Wight Council
Perhaps Ryde Town Council or the Isle of Wight Council might invite volunteers to help load wagons supplied by the local farmers.
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