While on the beach... I said to myself, "How many more pictures of cigarette butts can I take??"
I LOVE Wrightsville Beach... it's absolutely beautiful. I don't think that I say that enough here. I LOVE it so much that I just don't understand how people can trash it.
After walking a bit and following a trail of cigarette butts (if I haven't mentioned it yet... there is always a trail of butts), I came upon this:
So I started picking up butts... then I looked in front of me... then to my left... and all I could see was butts.
So I sat... and I sat... and I scooted... as I picked up over 200 cigarette butts in a 10'x10' area. There's something so wrong with that....
|My daughter in the background... and butts in the foreground.|
After every 20 minute clean-up, I've calculated our averages. On average we're picking up 356 butts per day... OR... almost 18 butts per minute. 18 butts PER MINUTE!! And we're not even "all business"... I take photos...kids play... our kids never forget to have fun. It's the beach... that's what it's for ;)
|My son saw a tent stake bag in the grasses... and a game ensued.|
20 minutes on September 16, 2010
Cigarette Butts: 625 (I don't know what is going on :(... )
|This is a close up of the "group" picture... check out the entire "group" photo on Facebook.|
Total amount of cigarette butts picked up off of Wrightsville Beach, NC in 10 days: