South Beach Grill, my husband and I had a really great conversation with the owner-- John. Not only does John own one of the best local restaurants (which happens to serve the BEST local flounder I've ever eaten!)... he has also been so extremely supportive of my efforts. :) While talking to John, I (of course) managed to bring up plastic straws. Planting a seed. ;) Maybe South Beach could be the first restaurant on Wrightsville Beach to phase out plastic straws?!? The thought makes me extremely hopeful, because all it takes is for one to start the shift...
There are often many times that we find things at the beach that make me pause... and roll my eyes. This wrapper is one of those things. Seriously, SOLO cups are disposable #6 (that's polystyrene) plastic. Not even accepted for recycling. Oh wait, what about that little recycle symbol?? Meaningless. Dump the crappy throwaway cup for a reusable one. Words to live by:
20 minutes at Access 29 on May 20, 2011Litter by weight: 1 lb 1.8 oz
Cigarette butts: 399
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 66 days: