Sunday, September 6, 2009

Day 54 - Sept. 6

Lifeguard Station 26, Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
estimated lbs. of trash collected to day - 2 bags - 5.2 trash/ 2.2 recyclables
estimated lbs. of trash collected to date - 288 pounds
This picture doesn't capture the extent of the trash I saw at the beach tonight, but it tries. I think that my pictures aren't very good this post. Two reasons; I was talking to my friend Brigid as I went, and two, I kept getting distracted because tonight may have been the filthiest I've seen it. If there is going to be one day of the year that the beach gets really trashed, besides July 4th, then the middle day of a long Labor Day weekend is it. I collected just under 2 pounds every five minutes.
Today's single use plastic water bottle. If you go to the Tapped movie website and click on the tab that says "The Issues" you'll get a brief education about BPA or Bisphenol A. It is the building block chemical of hard plastics and it is not good for us. Take a minute and read up if you are interested.

I also ordered the documentary FLOW today online. Here is the link, click here.
Can I resist the obvious song quote from the great Jimi Hendrix, "And so castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually." Guess not.
"40 % of all bottled water is drawn from municipal sources." - Tapped the Movie