Trash Free Seas
LMC’s Blue Friends Society holds a beach cleanup on Juno Beach on the third Saturday of every month. Participants record the number of items they remove from the beach – plastic straws, cigarette butts, bottles, cans, etc. The data from these cleanups, as well as data collected from LMC volunteers who dedicate their time to removing debris from local beaches, is submitted to Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program.
The data is analyzed by Ocean Conservancy in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of the types of trash found on beaches around the world and better methods for prevention.