See. Learn. Change. An ongoing project to see what happens when we look down at the sand around our feet, and really open our eyes.
If disposable plastic products had warning labels on them, would there still be ocean garbage patches?
If disposable plastic products had warning labels on them, would there will be ocean garbage patches?
Imagine a world that had the courage to put this warning label on disposable plastic products.
Cedar Key, FL trying hard to keep its lovely streets & parks clean if cigarette butts. With some success!
What makes me think the Nova Scotian crate I found at the beach last night floated in from the ocean? Oh, just a hunch.
Old plastic crate from LogTek, a fishing supply co in Nova Scotia, washed today into Saco Bay, ME, 210 miles away.
Washed-in Canadian lobster claw band gets 2nd life in sand castle tower. Bay View beach, Saco, ME. 9-13-11
Upcycling! From bathroom-vanity corner protectors to tea party lounge chairs.
Even ordering eat-in to avoid waste couldn't keep this big plastic tub of 13-paces-then-trashcan silliness off the tray
Since starting Year 2 on June 20, amt of trash picked up from two small stretches of beach in Maine: 1767 pieces.
These NH treatment plant disks are found now Saco, ME - Narragansett Bay, RI. Anyone find one even further away?
Example of plastics floating/sinking. #1 & #6 sink. But at depth, density rises, and these then become buoyant.
Saco stormdrain outflow. Spewing garbage lazily into Saco River. Gutter -> drain -> river -> ocean. Straight shot.
Some of the 3,000 cigarette butts the Surfrider Maine folks pulled off Old Orchard Beach this wknd. In one hour.
Some of the lobster claw bands I've found. From vast ocean to my hand = hitting the lottery. I hit it each week.
One of my stranger beach finds, a barnacle-laden plastic glob washed up July 9. What won't marine life stick to??
Plastics industry says recycle more! But we can't handle what we do recycle. Most is already just dumped on China.
Overpackaging --> marine plastic pollution. It's a straight line. Cukes don't need plastic wrap!!
One quiet corner of Maine yells out, "You cannot flush plastic away. There -is- no away."
When you flush it "away," if it's plastic there is no "away." (Found June 23, Bay View beach, Saco, Maine.)
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