I'm seeing a shift in the plastic I trawl on my walks.
Warm weather parallels a sharp uptick in straws, single use disposable cups, party balloons, goody bags full of cheap plastic trinkets, and of course, water bottles.
Loads of cheap "eco" refillable bottles too - like the red sippy cup and the big green Gatorade one on the right. I find a lot of these, and put them on the picnic benches on the off-chance they might be reclaimed. It's far more likely they're thrown "away" since they probably cost the person next to nothing to begin with - Why go out of your way to return to look for something with no sentimental or monetary value, when it's easier to just get another one?
Therein is one of the big contributing factors to the plastic problem - The stuff is essentially worthless - no one is fretting over where any of these "lost" items are...One and done, only not really...at all.
One last thing -
It's rare that I have a laugh out loud moment on my plastic trawls, so to the kid that did this to the spork:
(my sentiments exactly)