The evenings Keg & Klean hosted by Debris Free Ocean and Wynwood Brewery was a fabulous success. The concept is pretty basic… join us on the beach for sunset, and earn your beer by picking up trash. It is always a great hit.
I sorted and logged over 2,000 pieces (~80% of what was collected). The top 5 items:
- Metal Bottle Caps (650)
- Plastic Bottle Caps (590)
- Cigarettes (400)
- Straws (149)
- Bottles tied with Utensils (79)
It’s always incredible because if you talk to people on the beach, they don’t tend to think that it’s that dirty. I have heard volunteers at cleanups comment on how clean the beach seems, until you go looking for trash.
I logged over 5,000 pieces of trash in one day! That’s definitely a personal record.