Hooray for us when on Coastal Clean Up Day, some areas can boast, “More volunteers and less trash.”
In Valleyjo, Ca. for example, 765 volunteers picked up over 13,000 pounds of trash and recyclables, whereas in 2013, 611 volunteers picked up over 32,000 pounds of trash and recyclables. Officials say the reduced debris indicates better city management of waste and improved public awareness.
The California Coastal Commission reported, with 75 percent of Saturday’s tallies in, that 54,124 volunteers participated in the event statewide, and cleaned up a total of more than 686,000 pounds of trash.