Thank you from Aquarian Bath to everyone who came out to our Plastic Free July, Two Hands 30 minutes beach clean up at Tom Renick Park yesterday. We were almost rained out, and the skies were very dark but we just had a light splattering of rain for about 10 minutes and then it cleared up nicely. I heard from at least 10 people who said they didn't join, because the weather looked threatening, so we are thinking to host another event like this before the end of the month, either in Ormond Beach or Daytona Beach. Please post and leave a comment if you would like to join with time and place suggestions. The week of July 20 has been suggested so far. I will post back with a comment if we come up with a time and place.
|Looking really dark before the event. Photo by Scott Johnson|
|Two of the Burley guys picking up along the beach. There was so much fireworks waste! I didn't realize that so any of theme were made with plastic components. Photo by Marianne Burley|
|We brought re-usable gloves instead of disposables.|
The results from our pick up! Some of it was beer bottles and beer cans. What I picked up the most of was was bits of plastic wrappers, bottles, cigarette butts, and fireworks.
|Moira using the long arm trash picker above the dunes.|
|Starting the raffle! Five winners received various plastic free prize packs, some of which included shampoo bars, deodorant, lotion bars, lip balms, bamboo tooth brushes, and tooth powder. As I told the group, the clear bags we used to package the items are made from Cellophane which is an easily compostable and biodegradable wood product. Maybe someday they will be made from hemp! The cellophane bags come from a specialty supplier in Oregon called PakSel. I accidentally stated SKS here, which is a bottle supplier. Photo by Brooks "The Wooden Bee" Busby.|