Although the trash cans were all empty, we were so saddened and disappointed to see how much litter was left on the beach. At the tideline, there were cigarette butts being washed in and out with the tide. Under the pier was just horrible... lots and lots of plastic utensils and straws. BUT... the worst thing?? Used disposable baby diapers. By leaving diapers on the beach... it's like a double whammy. Bad for the environment and totally gross. I put used baby diapers up with feminine products and condoms on my list of the grossest things to find at the beach.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Our Daily Ocean: Day 77
You know how during the last clean up, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of people at the beach?? WELL...Last night, I was pleasantly surprised to see the trash cans had been emptied (thank you WB!!)... but holy guacamole... thanks to it being the Fourth of July there were still SO many people on the beach! Originally, my husband and I wanted to clean up again at Access 16... but with the amount of people all over the sand, we made our way to the slightly less crowded Access 15. If you're unfamiliar with Wrightsville Beach... check out this map of the access points.