Given that it is Labor Day Weekend and given Nancy's last email of all the trash she has been collecting on the beach, I decided it would be a good time to clean up.
We picked up about 3 bags of trash in 25 minutes. I spent about 15 minutes focusing on cigarette butts (since Nancy is focusing on Sea Turtle Tracks). In that 15 minutes, I collected 406 butts!!!!
We also collected
1 plastic bag
several pieces of the construction plastic that Nancy talked about
28 bottle caps
5 aluminum cans
2 ziplock bags
1 latex glove (shredded like a balloon)
2 plastic lids
1 Wendy's fast food bags and contents
1 six pack ring (very sad)
1 "I (double heart) Jessus" hair bow
1 wallet that we turned into the police department
Yesterday, we went boating and to Mason's Inlet on the South End of Figure Eight Island. We noticed that the construction plastic had washed up there as well. We grabbed what we could in our hands. We also collected two balloons, 1 ziplock bag, and we scooped a plastic bag out of the Inlet that contained 5 plastic bottles!
For the fun of it, I decided to photograph the total collection of toys that John and I have picked up this year.
40 unbroken shovels
25 broken shovel pieces
10 sand pails
32 broken sand pail handles
27 sand molds
11 plastic rakes
and my favorite are the toy men.
I also took pics of our collectables in their containers (minus all the bottle caps b/c I gave those to Bonnie already---all 400 & some of them!!)
|lots and lots of straws|
I think Speckles is going to miss our Monday Morning Trash Sortings!!!