Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 275 - April 27, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
4 pounds 
1,015.1 pounds total 

I've got some good news to share! Whole Foods has banned the sale of all seafood, "not deemed sustainable by organizations such as Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Blue Ocean Institute." Surfrider included this hopeful news tid-bit in their online e-newsletter SOUP. You can't see it, but I've got a big old smile on my face. Thank you Whole Foods!

Now back to the trash. I found clear plastic almost exclusively tonight. 
Four pounds of clear plastic film wrappers.....

is a whole s*&t ton of plastic.


  1. 1000+ pounds is a scary amount with 90 days to go!
    Impressed with your commitment to making this problem more well-known, I'll have to start a similar project in my home of Warrnambool (south-eastern Australia)

    1. If you do, let me know and I will post your findings here on The Daily Ocean. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Have u ever noticed the high price WF put on their salmon??? ridiculous!. I rarely shop there after seeing a mom letting her child play in the lettuce greens at the salad bar!.

    1. A friend was just commenting on Salmon prices....playing in the greens? Yikes!