Thursday, June 26, 2008

Christmas Island - beach cleanup

We participated in a beach clean up on one of the local beaches, where the prevailing winds and currents wash up enormous amounts of plastic debris. How discouraging to see mounds of plastic debris - flipflops, bottles, toothbrushes, straws, and other bits and pieces, as well as more than one hypodermic needle, washed in by the winds and currents from more populated areas that are hundreds of miles away. Let us all resolve to use less plastic in our lives!!!