Not but a couple of minutes into the 20 minute clean up... we were at the Oceanic/Crystal Pier. The entire north side of the pier was littered with straws that had blown off the dining pier. In total, we picked up 36 straws from Access 36... BUT... get this: 29 of those straws were from Oceanic. 29 straws blown from the pier. Here's what I know... it's doubtful that anyone on the dining pier knows how many straws fly off the pier in a day. Chances are they don't even think about it. Maybe the waitstaff at Oceanic doesn't think about it... BUT... Oceanic needs to think about it. Oceanic needs to DO something because it is their responsibility.
Normally, when I do a clean up at Access 36, I go under the pier to the Oceanic employee break area to count the number of cigarette butts left in the sand. But, since I was already pissed off by the number of straws (and other restaurant litter) that I found on the beach...as I got under the pier and saw the mess... I said to myself, "I am not cleaning up their shit. I'm so over this place." (sorry for the bluntness)
20 minutes on July 10, 2011 at Access 36Litter by weight: 1 lb 15 oz
Cigarette butts: 257
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 78 days: