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Thursday
Jun212012

Talking 'Trash' About Panties, Plastic and Fishing Line 

I really need to do more night fishing at the little lakes near my house, especially those that have beaches.

Based on a recent finding at one of those beaches, I suspect that the “wildlife” is worth studying after dark.

Yes, I did find those unmentionables. I added my Activist Angler business card for proof that I didn’t just find a photo of a pair of hot pink panties by doing a Google search and make up this story.

And, oh yeah, I found a giant black bra last year at the same beach. Although I wrote about that discovery, I regrettably neglected to take a photo. Instead, I just picked up the bra with a long stick and carried it to the nearest trash can.

Four or five times a week during the summer, I walk down to the beaches and launch areas to pick up trash and treasures. I started doing it because of concerns about discarded fishing line, which can kill birds, but eventually started picking up other litter too.

And then I started finding the “good” stuff: Clothing, shoes, sunglasses, books, folding chairs, inflatable water toys, etc. Already this summer, I’ve found enough flip flops and slides to open a shoe store.

But all of that is just for entertainment value --- and to get you to read my real message, which follows.

Prime motivation for my walks to the beaches and access areas remains picking up fishing line, and other trash, especially plastics.

We have a big problem with plastics in our environment, folks.

Check out these links to learn more:

Waste and Recycling Facts

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Trash Vortex

North Pacific Trash Patch

Plastic Trash Island Disaster video

I’m doing what I can to make things better. Are you? 

 

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