Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 318 - August 28, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
2 pounds
1,206.1 pounds total 

8 cigarette butts

The first item I found last night - a plastic single-use water bottle

And the second item of trash I found...

But plastic water bottles aren't just bad for ocean health once set afloat, the chemicals leaching from the plastics into the beverages we drink does not do a body good. Here's a short video that explains one common chemical - BPA and how studies have linked it to heart attack, diabetes, abnormal testes development, autism and other behavioral problems. 

Know what you are drinking when you pay 10,000 times more than your tap water for a plastic bottle of water.  

(scroll down to the end of the Huff Post article to watch)