Ginger points out some very important facts when it comes to compostable products and we should all take note:
"I really do appreciate companies trying to be more environmentally friendly and using compostable products. However, if those products are on the ground, they are still litter and litter is unsightly, illegal, and sometimes dangerous. Also, products that claim to be "compostable" are not compostable in the ocean. Did you know that items compost best in soil, with the aid of worms, and at the right warm temperature? If these items end up in the ocean, they will not compost because the ocean does not offer the right conditions for items to compost.
What is the lesson to be learned? Reduce all disposable, single use items so that they never end up in the landfill, in a compost bin or in the Ocean."
The best thing that we can all do is to refuse single-use products (no matter what product--plastic, paper, corn, plants, etc-- they're made of).
When: Tuesday, July 10 @6:30pm
Where: 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd, CB
20 minutes on July 8, 2012 at Access 36
Litter by weight: 1 lb 7.8 oz
Cigarette butts: 126
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 147 days: