lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
1,262.8 pounds total
1 cigarette butt
I weighed frequently found trash items for a previous post and came upon the list again this week.
1.5 pounds of trash is great! Yes and no because of the weight of the litter I find.
For example -
A Werther's Original Candy Wrapper weighs .02 ounces
It would take 1,200 wrappers to = 1.5 pounds of trash
A plastic single-use bag weighs .25 ounces
(yes, they are often heavier on the beach given the water and sand)
It would still take around 96 bags to = 1.5 pounds
And remember, all the trash I report about here is found in only 20 min.
Thanks to my friend Mark for keeping me company on yet another cleanup.