I watched a video yesterday
about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and yet I was still surprised today when I got to the beach and the shore looked like this:
I’ve never seen it this bad. The amount of plastic debris that had washed up on the beach was staggering. Bottle caps, styrofoam, cigarette lighters, straws & millions of tiny bits of unidentifiable plastic – just like in the video. And it stretched for as far as the eye could see.
As I looked down the beach, I noticed one man out of the large beach crowd sitting in the midst of it all with gloves and a nearly full trash bag. We walked over to talk to him. He’d barely made a dent yet I was completely inspired.
“Piece by piece” he said and he gave us a garbage bag.