Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 268 - March 15 - 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
3 pounds
982.2 pounds total 

Sara - 
cigarette butt count #4 - 17 in 20 min. 
total - 57 cigarette butts collected in 4 beach cleanups

Danielle - 
cigarette butt count #2 - 113 in 20 min. 
total - 571 cigarette butts collected in 2 beach cleanups

A pro-surfer from Wrightsville, N.C. who lives in Oceanside, CA
cigarette butt count #1 - 42 in 20 min. 
he'll do another cleanup from Mexico next! 

Aluminum cans have a lining. This lining contains a toxic chemical, BPA or Bisphenol A.
BPA has been present in hard plastics, beverage cans and other food packaging since the 1960's. 

The FDA says it has, "...concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, 
and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children." 

Next time you're grabbing a beverage at the STOP-N'-GO 
maybe you want to reach for a glass container?

When I see the Coke Polar Bear Campaign advertising, my internal voice screams, "Green-washing!" To be fair, I haven't actually looked it up, and so here I go...back in a moment...(insert Jeopardy music here) 

OK, I'm back. I couldn't find the SAVE THE POLAR BEAR campaign on their website. Frankly, I found it difficult to look for long. As soon as I clicked, "sustainability" I was berated with how wonderful they are at reducing their plastic use, how they have this new bottle that's part plant based (and therefor can't be mixed into recycling batches with the rest of the plastic bottles not containing plant-based petroleum), and so on. 

I gave up my open-minded search, returning to my original notion now confirmed.