Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 312 - August 16, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
4.3 pounds
1,174.8 pounds total 

8 cigarette butts

Last night a plastic water bottle was the second item of trash I collected during my beach cleanup. Tonight, it was the 6th. There's a theme to this post. I'll let the next photo provide a clue. 

You guessed it. One strange fact, and there are many, that I've learned about where a plastic water bottle goes once it is placed into the recycling bin, is that even in California, it is most likely shipped overseas a landfill in India. Hard to believe? Annie Leonard tells her direct experience of seeing such a mountain of plastic bottles from the US in 

One bonus to the more than usual humidity we're experiencing 
is the cloud cover that lights on fire from the setting sun.