Even though I spent all day last Saturday at Wrightsville Beach for Life Rolls On, it's been way too long since I've done a 20 minute beach clean up. Whenever there's a long stretch between clean ups, it seems I always feel a bit like a slacker (and slightly guilty) for not doing more. Then I give myself a reality check and remind myself of all that we have done and continue to do to raise awareness, educate and, of course, clean up.
From Surfberry's Facebook page:
Did you know that cigarette butts are the most prevalent form of litter on earth? Over 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered worldwide each year! Help our oceans and beaches! Stop by Surfberry and grab a bag- and if you fill it with cigarette butts from the beach and bring it back, we will give you a FREE grom sized shave ice!! The earth and we thank you!!
20 minutes on August 4, 2012 at Access 17Litter by weight: 1 lb 12 oz
Cigarette butts: 227
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 152 days: