The day after we reached our one millionth pound of trash that was removed from the ocean and coastlines, we hosted a beach cleanup at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The beaches in Fort Lauderdale are popular for spring breakers, college students, tourists, and locals alike. There are many restaurants and bars along these beaches which means there is also a lot of trash that ends up here.
Friends, families, and volunteers from all ages came out to our cleanup to help us celebrate one million pounds of trash removed. In total, 347 dedicated and passionate individuals came out to help remove trash from Fort Lauderdale beach. At the end of the very productive morning, a total of 546 pounds of trash was removed from the coastline. All of the trash that was collected was sorted according to material back at our facility. All of the items that can be recycled such as plastic and glass is brought to a recycling facility, while all of the non-recyclable items are brought to a reputable waste management facility.
Of all of the trash that was found at this cleanup, most of the items collected were made from plastic. In particular, plastic water bottles and bottle caps were among the top items found.
Did you know that each person in the US alone uses approximately 170 bottles each year? That means a family of five can go through as much as 850 plastic water bottles in a single year! At 4Ocean, we believe that all single-use plastic should be eliminated but we also understand that can be a hard task - which is why we are here to help with our newest product: A Reusable Water Bottle
Not only will you be eliminating single-use water bottles altogether by purchasing a 4Ocean Reusable Bottle, you will also remove 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Change your lifestyle today and create new, green habits. Ditch the single-use plastics and be one of the first to get your Reusable Bottle today!
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As we got closer to the ocean floor, we began to approach a reef; this reef was nothing short of epic. The colours were bright and everything appeared to be healthy with marine life flourishing... that was until the current changed. Within seconds, this heaving reef became surrounded with plastic and rubbish.