Volunteers collect more than 400 pounds of small debris at Sandy Beach

Photo courtesy: RevoluSun and the Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter.
Photo courtesy: RevoluSun and the Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter.

For the fourth year in a row, members of Surfrider Foundation and RevoluSun teamed up over the weekend to clean up more than 400 pounds of small debris at Sandy Beach.

The cleanup was focused on small trash that is difficult to pick up.

In about 90 minutes, volunteers combed the beach, removing over 2,000 cigarette butts, almost 600 bottle caps and over 300 drink cans and bottles, and single-use food containers.

They also collected plastic bags, polystyrene from packaging, fishing nets and rope, batteries, drug paraphernalia, condoms, and many other items.

Volunteers also used a sand-sifter to clean sand by pulling out micro-plastics. Micro-plastics are small plastic particles about 5mm are less either from industrial pellets that serve as precursors for manufactured plastic products.

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