ALONG A STRETCH OF BEACH ABOUT 50 YARDS LONG, I COLLECTED OVER 2.5 POUNDS OF PLASTIC BAGS FLOATING IN THE SURF.
I dedicate my early mornings to body surfing. While out on Monday, a tide had come in bringing natural and man-made detritus. The debris choked the impact zone (shallow water just off the beach). I mean it was Pea Soup. While out surfing, I shoved many plastic bags up the arms of my wetsuit. But once I got out, that's when I noticed the immensity of the plastic problem.
(the flip-flop is mine, shoved into the photo for a sense of scale)
PLASTIC BAGS WERE EVERYWHERE!
I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY IN THE OCEAN ALL AT ONCE.
AND THAT'S AFTER 280 BEACH CLEANUPS IN THE SAME SPOT AND MANY, MANY MORNINGS IN THE WATER. I WAS DUMBFOUNDED BY THE SCENE.
PLEASE LA, LET'S BAN THE BAG....