Sand, surf, sun and fun - these are just some reasons you love going to the shore. Unfortunately, marine debris can trash your day at the beach. In addition to being unsightly, debris can also pose threats to beachgoers just like you. Here are some steps that you can take to help keep oceans, waterways and beaches free of debris:
- Think about the materials and packaging you might be taking to the beach. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Choose reusable items and use fewer disposable ones.
- Keep streets, sidewalks, parking lots and storm drains free of trash - they can empty into our oceans and waterways.
- At the beach, park or playground, dispose of all trash in the proper receptacles or take your trash home with you. Pick up any debris you see while out.
- Serve as an example to others. Get involved in cleanups in your area and encourage others to help keep the beaches and oceans clean.