Sometimes a cat-like head of the plastic, sometimes a hook and sometimes the whole phone. In the decades strandrenhållare working at the beaches in Brittany on France's west coast received pick up the phones shaped like the cat Gustaf.
the cartoon Character was designed for the first time in 1978 by cartoonist Jim Davis and was very popular during the 80's and 90's.
No one has known was the broken phone in the Brittany comes from, however, they have floated up in such quantities as to renhållarna have long suspected that they must come from a wrecked cargo. Such, however, has not been found.
a campaign to highlight the problems of litter on French beaches. A cat Gustaf-the phone has got to be the face of the campaign.
Several French media guarded campaign that drew to itself the public interest. Including a farmer living in the vicinity of the most kattfrekventa the area. After having seen the campaign, he drew himself to remember that he himself found a spot on such a phone uppfluten on the beach in the 80's when he was little.
Not only that – he also knew where it came from. The farmer named René Morvan told the newspaper France info about a container that he small had found along with his brother. It should have been in a bergsgrotta and only become visible if the tide was low.
”You have to know the area. We found a shipping container wedged in a crack. It was open. Most of the stuff was gone but there was a layer with the phones,” recalls René Morvan, according to France info.
renhållningsorganisationen and René Morvan went out to find the container.
the Morvan managed to find the right bergsspricka, and sure enough, there lay a container. It was filled with debris and sand, and will not go to move on. Although it found the little expedition not less than 23 kattelefoner in it.
Myysteriet is thus solved but the renhållarna working at the beach think they are going to continue to pick up the broken orange phones in the future also. On one hand, for most of the load is likely to have been washed out to sea, and partly, we suspect that there may be more wrecked cargo in the area.