Beach Cleanup for a Salty Soul
“Cleaning One Beach at a Time”
We will be cleaning Florida beaches one by one, beginning with Dunedin Causeway Beach in our hometown of Dunedin, before expanding our efforts across the Tampa Bay area, and eventually across Florida and up the Atlantic Coast. We have collected nearly 2,000 pounds of trash from the Dunedin beach, in 2018 alone.
We are in the process of setting up a non-profit organization. This is to collect the funds for purchasing the supplies needed for the cleanup efforts. Our dream is to help organize the beach cleanups throughout the U.S. coastlines.
Every little bit helps. Donations will used for purchasing supplies and spreading the word regarding our cause. Supplies range consist of some of the following: Trash bags, Pickers, Buckets, Disposable gloves, Sun protection for volunteers. We have several products available for the different levels of donations. Stickers, Decals, Canvas Totes, T-shirts, etc…
Take a stroll along any beach after a storm and you will get an idea of just how much litter is floating around in the world’s oceans: the sand is strewn with plastic bottles, fish boxes, light bulbs, flip-flops, scraps of fishing net and timber. Propelled by the wind and ocean currents, the litter – which is highly persistent in the environment – travels very long distances and has become widely dispersed throughout the oceans. It can now even be found on remote beaches and uninhabited islands.
An estimated 100,000 marine mammals and turtles are killed by plastic litter every year around the world. With seven billion tons of debris entering the world’s oceans annually, most of it long-lasting plastic, there’s a lot of potential for harm to our birds and marine mammals. Turtles, fish, birds, dolphins, seals and other marine mammals have all fallen victim to plastic.
Plastic bags on the ocean floor take 10-20 years to decompose!!! Plastic bottles take much longer. Because of this, one piece can kill more than one animal. An animal killed by swallowing plastic will decompose long before the plastic does, leaving the plastic free to kill again.
The ocean sustains us with the basic elements of life—it produces half of the oxygen in the air we breathe, and it is an essential part of the water cycle, helping to provide the water we drink.
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Thank you in advance