We made it out yesterday on Christmas Eve and found the usual amount of litter-- caps, straws, wrappers and cigarette butts. Now that the beach is less busy, I haven't found many plastic bags in a LONG time. That's a good thing, but just because I'm not finding them on the beach doesn't mean that I'm not finding/seeing them elsewhere. In fact, I'm seeing them EVERYWHERE. I often wonder if I decided to clean up a section on the side of the road how many plastic bags I would find. Not long ago, my friend Bonnie decided to do just that. A small stretch on the side of the road with too many littered plastic bags.
Bag Bans are popping up all over the country and our world. We're ready to Ban The Bag Wilmington!! Want to help? Join us at Cape Fear Surfrider :)
20 minutes on December 24, 2011 at Access 16Litter by weight: 5.2 oz
Cigarette butts: 301
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach in 110 days: