Monday, January 24, 2011

2010 Beach Cleanups: Year in Review

We've just received a compilation of beach cleanup trash totals for the year from the Blue Ocean Society. As a confession, I'll have to say that we missed 3 months this year -- July, October, and December. This was the third year of cleaning up Jenness Beach, and we couldn't be more honored to give a little back to Mother Ocean.

Total Trash Collected: 784 lbs

Top 5 Items collected
1. Cigarette Butts: 297
2. Fishing Line: 224
3. Metal Beverage Cans: 223
3. Rope (> 1m): 208
3. Bottle Caps: 198

The "yikes-I-don't-want-to-pick-this-up-list"
1. Condoms: 5
2. Tampon Applicators: 1
3. Dog Poop (bagged): 16
4. Dog Poop (unbagged): 40

Please let us know if you want to join us on any future cleanup sessions... especially if the waves look good!


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