lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
969.2 pounds total
NEWS ALERT -- LARGEST PLANT FOR PLASTIC BOTTLE-2-BOTTLE RECYCLING TO OPEN IN RIVERSIDE CA
I say this in "all caps" with some snarkiness. Beautiful days like yesterday bring people to the beach. People leave water bottles on the sand. Where there are people, there are plastic water bottles. And in Los Angeles, there are a lot of freakin' people.
Recycling is considered part of the solution to plastic pollution. I do emphasize part of the solution because this plant will have a whopping 20% recycling rate.
Since when should we tote incredibly low percentages as a win?
You may also sense frustration in this post. I steer away from overt emotionalism on The Daily Ocean, but when I see bottle, after bottle, after bottle, and then celebratory cheers over 20%, I shake my head. This last part you'll have to take my word about. A final word about this subject for the day: reusable.
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