lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
928.6 pounds total
While uploading my photographs from today, it struck me that every item in this post is a byproduct of human convenience. I know, I've thought this many times, perhaps at least 246 times, but for some reason today, it hit me as particularly silly that the items trashing our beaches, hurting and in some cases killing our marine life, are all made to be used for minutes, or even seconds before rendered useless, and discarded.
Here's to a successful ban on single use plastic bags in Los Angeles in 2012.
Fingers, and shards of styrafoam littered the high tide line. Impossible to retrieve all of the fragments, I stooped over anyway to collect the bits that I could. Frustrating.
I'm sure this quote is widely reprinted, but I just read it Christmas Day.
"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau