365 days beach cleanup ~ May 2016

Honestly, I dunno how I am still doing the beach cleanups. So far I have completed 116 cleanups over the course of four months. I’ve identified the most common plastics, general litter and marine debris. I’ve also learned how common it is to stumble across tar – tar that sticks to plastics in the ocean and makes their way to the beach. Probably the most frequent and disappointing trash are dog poop bags. I think I have picked up over 50 at this point! Oh wow, have I become a garbage expert?

I’ve slowed down shooting photos of every bit of trash I pick up. Um, my cell phone bill started to become expensive by uploading each and every photo. But, I have compiled enough photos where I can create photo collages of the same type of littered items – to make a point that we have a huge garbage problem on our hands.

Anyway, I document all my photos on Instagram, as well as, pretty ocean pics. Follow me here as I now move on to my fifth month of being an expert litter picker-upper! Here is my main page for the 365 Days Cleanup Challenge.

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

May 2016

#118 Montara State Beach North, Montara

#119 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

 #120 Glen Park, San Francisco

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#121 Glen Park, San Francisco

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#122 Montara State Beach, Montara

#123 Linda Mar State Beach

#124 Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica

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#125 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#126 Montara State Beach

#127 Montara State Beach, Montara

#128 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica
I decided that picking up dog poop bags alone (with out landfill waste and plastics), suffices for a beach cleanup. So there.

#129 Pillar Point Harbor, HMB

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#130 Montara State Beach, Montara

#131 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

 #132 Pillar Point Harbor, HMB

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#133 Glen Park, San Francisco

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 #134 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#135 Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay

#136 Montara State Beach, Montara

 #137 Glen Park, San Francisco

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 #138 Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay

 #139 Pillar Point Beach, Half Moon Bay

#140 Montara State Beach South, Montara

 #141 San Gregorio Beach, San Gregorio

 #142 San Gregorio Beach, San Gregorio

 #143 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

 #144 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

 #145 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

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