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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:16 pm 
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Every beach in the US needs these signs:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:07 am 
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That is SO true! Thanks for the reminder!

Ocean Conservancy (US):
>... In 2017, cleanup participants around the world picked up 2,412,151 butts (203,474 in California alone), outpacing bottle caps, food wrappers, plastics bags and straws. Yet, while other plastic waste items face growing public scrutiny, tobacco butts have remained largely under the public’s radar.

https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2018/ ... ple-ocean/

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Thanks Patrish - great link I'll spread.

The SC Aquarium sponsored a similar program of clean-up documentation. Gave out clipboards, gloves and trash bags for volunteers to pickup beach trash (Folly Beach) and categorize what type it was. At the beginning, they said "don't bother with butts".... everyone knows it's out of control.

I was surprised the amount of "normal" trash collected was lower than I expected, but many Folly locals clean the beach on their own initiative.

But.... no way to manually clean up butts do to their size and sheer volume. I'm looking for beach-cleaner ideas to submit to the town council... see how that goes over :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:11 pm 
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>....I'm looking for beach-cleaner ideas to submit to the town council.
What wonderful idea!

Of course there's an app for that!
https://www.thewasteplace.com/news/45/C ... plastic%3F

Volunteer Match:
https://www.volunteermatch.org/

Planning a beach cleanup:
https://www.panamajack.com/blog/9-tips- ... -clean-up/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 am 
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Thanks Patrish - great to see so many organizations out there.... guess I should have been more specific with my request for a "beach cleaner". Was referring more to something like:

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Preferably one which will pick up butts... I know MB has the larger versions which they tow behind tractors in the early mornings. Unfortunately Folly is a lot smaller than the Grand Strand, with a lot less budget :roll: However... they have enough to pay multiple law-enforcement officers to drive around the beach on ATVs looking for people with Styrofoam coolers and single-use plastic bags. Might as well have them tow one of these as they make their rounds !

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