Newly engaged couple is blasted for trashing beautiful beach with plastic petals, rubbish and sharp stakes for their proposal: ‘What a way to celebrate love hey’
- Residents blast newly engaged couple for leaving rubbish
- Plastic rose petals and sharp stakes littered Balmoral Beach
- Mosman residents called on couple to be fined for proposal
An angry resident has blasted a newly engaged couple for leaving her local beach covered with ‘disgraceful’ plastic rose petals, sharp stakes and rubbish after a romantic proposal.
The woman took to social media to complain about the amount of rubbish left on the south end of Balmoral Beach in Sydney’s affluent Lower North Shore.
She asked members of community page Mosman Living if they had spotted the pair or captured a photo of the special moment on Sunday afternoon.
‘Did anyone catch the contact details or take a photo of the engagement that happened on the south end of Balmoral yesterday afternoon?’ she wrote.
‘They left behind all of their trash, hundreds of plastic rose petals, sharp stakes sticking out of the sand and zip ties everywhere, just metres from our beautiful ocean. What a way to celebrate love hey?’
The woman took to social media to complain about the amount of rubbish left on the south end of Balmoral Beach in Sydney’s affluent Lower North Shore over the weekend
The fired-up resident posted several photos of the rubbish used in the proposal, as well as empty bottles and food wrappers other people had left behind.
She posted a video showing how dozens of white plastic rose petals had been left in the sand just metres from the water’s edge.
‘So someone got proposed too yesterday, at Balmoral Beach,’ she wrote.
‘And look at the rubbish they left behind, this is absolutely disgraceful.’
The woman finished her rant with an important message for beachgoers.
‘Nature is not just your background, it is a living being that needs care. We are LUCKY to experience life in a place that is so beautiful, but it only stays that way if you don’t make it worse with your presence,’ she wrote.
The woman said residents were lucky to live in a place that is so beautiful but urged people to respect nature and dispose of their rubbish thoughtfully (pictured is Balmoral Beach)
The woman said the newly engaged couple left behind ‘hundreds of plastic rose petals’ and that there were ‘sharp stakes sticking out of the sand and zip ties everywhere’
‘If you are going to enjoy it, take some responsibility and don’t trash it. It’s really not that hard.’
The resident posted photos of the rubbish, as well as several pictures of rubbish from other locations to the Facebook page Mosman Environment Group.
‘Feeling very overwhelmed with the amount of trash that’s being left behind at Balmoral over the weekend,’ she wrote.
‘It’s really great that we have a team of cleaners who go through and help every morning but there’s still so much that’s left behind and especially broken glass.’
The woman posted a photo of an empty ice cream contained left behind a bench in Mosman
The woman posted several photos to a local community page alongside a fiery rant directed at people who failed to properly dispose of their rubbish
The woman’s concerns were quickly validated by hundreds of other residents who expressed their disgust in the comments.
‘So tacky – what a way to begin married life – in a dumpster fire of trash and disrespect. Good luck to them – they’re going to need it,’ one woman wrote.
‘I wonder who they thought was going to clean up after them. Fortunately most people are more responsible and respectful,’ another wrote.
‘Often when someone complains on this page I find myself rolling my eyes but this… This is disgusting and I hope they receive a fine. Plastic rose petals shouldn’t be produced in the first place. What a waste,’ a third commented.
The resident posted photos of the engagement rubbish, as well as several pictures of trash from other locations (pictured), to the Facebook page Mosman Environment Group
A man said he had witnessed similar scenes at nearby Middle Head – a lookout spot in Sydney Harbour National Park popular with tourists.
‘There was a large group taking wedding photos. They were there a while and were eating McDonald’s. When they were done they just got up and left all their half-eaten food and rubbish behind,’ he said.
‘They threatened violence when I dumped the rubbish at their feet in the car park. I find it astounding that a group of people would seek out a beautiful location for this type of thing but fail to understand the consequences of their actions.’