There's an amazing phenomenon that happens during strong tropical storm systems (even if they are off-shore). The ocean comes in and she pulls and pushes the sand... reshaping the beach... and in the process like a giant sifter she uncovers the things that had been lost and eventually (most often accidentally) buried in the sand. Those things-- plastic caps, straws, cigarette butts, plastic fragments, toys-- all end up in the wrack.
Want to do something about it? Join me at Wrightsville Beach or do your own beach/park/waterway cleanup. And maybe most important of all... please refuse single-use plastics.
20 minutes on October 29, 2012 at Access 16Litter by weight: 1 lb
Cigarette butts: 386
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 167 days: