I said to myself: "I am going to help fix the cigarette litter problem on Wrightsville Beach."
That first clean up, we picked up 346 cigarette butts and put them in a plastic jug.
As this year is the first year of the smoke-free beach ordinance, I was super excited to do my "Anniversary Beach Cleanup". One of the greatest things about documenting the number of cigarette butts picked up in 20 minutes since 2010 is that I have data to make comparisons.
Different year, same date (August 9), same access (Access 43).
Once upon a time, there was a mom who believed she could make a difference. And she did... but she didn't do it alone.
20 minutes on August 9, 2013 at Access 43
Litter by weight: 13.1 oz
Cigarette butts: 47
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 196 beach cleanups: