Go forth and plunder some trash for International Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday

Worried about plastic in the ocean? Then get off your rumpus this weekend and do something about it!

It’s International Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, September 20. You and a trash bag and a bunch of your friends can spend a day at the beach making it trash free. Because believe you me, right now that beach has plastic on it. These events are going on all around the world and The Ocean Conservancy has a great map that can help you find an event in your neck of the woods (if you live near the beach, Nebraska can just ignore me or near a lake in Nebraska).

Always dreamed of roaming the ocean shores with trash tongs...NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.

Always dreamed of roaming the ocean shores with trash tongs? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE PEOPLE.

I am also loving their DIY cleanup kit instructions, which I will be doing this weekend. If you can’t go out to a beach, consider either reducing your plastic consumption, donating to an organization that is trying to reduce ocean plastic or even just chasing a flying plastic bag down a city street and placing it in a recycling bin (I’ve never done that…goes and hugs a tree). Every little bit helps.

Because this is gross. [source: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/top-10-items-found-1.html]

Because this is gross. [source: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/top-10-items-found-1.html]

 

Dr. Martini (153 Posts)

Kim is a Senior Oceanographer at Sea-Bird Scientific. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Washington in 2010. Her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t in the ocean. When not at sea, she has used observations from moored, satellite and land-based instruments to understand the pathways that wind and tidal energy take from large (internal tides) to small scales (turbulence). Her current mission is to make your oceanographic data be the best data it can be.


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