I READ with interest the letter from Rev Paul A Newman of April 7 complaining about why recyclable beach waste was not being separated by contractors and volunteer litter pickers.

As founder of our local voluntary litter picking group, Dorset Devils we are extremely keen for as much waste to be recycled as possible.

Unfortunately, due to extremely high rates of contaminated litter being placed into the beach front recycle bins by beach users, bin collections now combine both general and recycle waste together.

At a later stage some of the recyclables are extracted.

This is a sad indictment of society today when some take the time and effort to put their own recyclable waste into the correct bin but others simply don't.

Our BCP household recycle rate is at a respectable rate but we seem to forgot these good behaviours when we go outside.

Environmental report - must do better.

Peter Ryan