Saturday, May 23, 2009

Day 16 - May 12

Life Guard Station 26, Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
est. lbs. collected today - 5
est. lbs. to date - 106
Like I've said in a previous post, the most common types of trash found on beaches, or in the ocean, are
1. cigarette butts
2. candy wrappers
3. fast food wrappers
So what if we asked major corporations to spend some of their earnings on education about ocean conservation? They could support existing organizations that already do this, help coastal cities with their beach clean-up sanitation services, and invest in alternative packaging technologies. Sound crazy? Maybe some already do. I'll research this and report back in a later post. 
I see major brand name food and beverage empires with their wrappers everywhere on the beach. Ultimately it is up to us to do the responsible thing and dispose of our trash. But, it is their packaging, on their products, that is polluting the water. I'd like to know what you think. Ideas? The ocean is being littered by this kind of trash daily. We need solutions other than trash collection.

Sunset in Santa Monica at Ocean Park looking at the municipal pier.

The only benefit to smog in Los Angeles is a beautiful sunset.

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