Saturday, May 28, 2011

week 4 Nylon Mesh bags for Toys

Hi Ginger,

I met new volunteers in Zone 3 on Wednesday to go over our monitoring procedures and show them the start/stopping point for this zone.  As we walked, we collected about 1 grocery store sized bag of trash.  There was much more there that we could have picked up, but we only collected trash from the tide line.  

The most offending item we found was one of those nylon mesh bags in which manufactures love to pack beach toys.  This is one of my pet peeves.  Why in the world would toy companies pack beach toys in bags that are so very detrimental to marine life and shorebirds?  I have picked up a countless number of these bags off the beach over the years!  

Have a great day,
Nancy Fahey

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