Summer is here and that means endless days of sun and lounging around on the beach! As relaxing as the beach may be, there is one thing you must remember; take your trash off the beach before you leave!
Many people visit the beach every day during the summer season, but not as many people actually take care of the beach. Often times people just leave their trash on the beach thinking that someone else will come pick it up, but that trash eventually ends up in the ocean and is very harmful to all the creatures that live there.
Fish, sea turtles, birds, and many other marine animals mistake our trash as food and end up dying because they cannot digest the plastic. According to various studies, at least 100 million marine animals are killed each year from plastic pollution alone.
We all love our sunshine filled days in the sand, but when the day is done, clean up. If we can eliminate the trash on our beaches we can help eliminate trash in our oceans.