Young artists get creative to help keep beaches clean

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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New galvanized steel trash cans festooned with the students’ creative artwork are being placed at several public beach accesses along 11 miles of oceanfront.

Vibrantly-colored designs draw beach with the expectation that trash will more likely find its way into the containers if they are eye-catching.

A community arts collaboration between the Town of Nags Head and First Flight High School, the OBCan project, is in its sixth year…

Read Full Article, The Outer Banks Voice (07-07-2016)

Collecting plastic waste near coasts ‘is most effective clean-up method’, Guardian UK (01-19-2016)

Beach Pollution: How We Can All Play a Part in Keeping Our Oceans Clean, Independent UK (07-10-2015)

Plastic Waste Causes $13 Billion In Annual Damage To Marine Ecosystems, UN (06-2014)
Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly.

Here’s How Much Plastic Ends Up In the World’s Oceans,The Time (02-13-2015)
Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans, it’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline…

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