“I want a bigger bucket next time!”
Recently I was teaching campers in our town about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s a patch of garbage, mostly small bits of plastic, that covers an area as wide as the United States and is changing the ecosystem in the area of the ocean it is in. Currents throughout the world slowly move trash to this giant patch in the ocean. This week while walking on the beach I couldn’t go 5 feet without finding another piece of trash washed up by the tide. Jon pulled out a plastic bag and straw that he encountered while swimming in the waves. It’s so frustrating.
What can we do to get people to take their own trash home from the beach?