|It's always a privilege to see this|
|This does not smell good|
So, what was it this week? Was the signature accurate?
|97 pcs of rope, about 130 ft total|
|121 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 97 (130 ft)
- Fishing misc.: 90 (8 claw bands, 70 trap vinyl scraps, 7 trap parts, 2 bait bags, trap netting, owner tag, bumper)
- Food-related plastics: 10 (2 bottle scraps, 7 cup scraps, fork handle)
- Food-related glass/metal: 1 (can)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 8 (4 bag scraps, toy shovel handle, silicone caulk, crate seal, twist tie)
- Scrap plastics: 12 ( 5 > 1" , 7 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 0
There were many disturbing "gems" amid the mess this week.
|Mangled & eaten garbage bag lip|
|Another crate seal - have many so far|
|Long-traveling/suffering shovel handle|
Friday's tragedy broke my heart. I have a 5-year-old daughter who came home on the bus Friday, with a gingerbread house in her hands and a smile & light in her eyes. I write this post today not because I think the world is still normal and plastic on a deserted shore is major news. But because this is what I do. Ours is a beautiful world. That beauty, and the love spawned by it, are eternal. They come from the first spark that permeates all life. Hate & pain & violence & ugliness -- they can't sustain themselves; they can't last.
My heart goes out to all those grieving today.
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 11237
- Pcs fishing rope -- 2758
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 4678