two plastic forks. one plastic water bottle. et al. taken while running through the Marina.
“Storm Drains Flow to the Bay”
Straws are a common find on all SF beaches – this one was found by Grasshopper on Ocean Beach this morning next to the carcass of a crab. Chilling reminder of how plastics in the ocean harm sea creatures .
I don’t know how this little crab came to his demise on the beach but I bet he hated plastic straws. I found some straws on Baker Beach this morning too. Yep, I find them every day. Nature vs. plastics.
At the beach this morning I found a variety of annoying plastic but the worst by far was a tiny little 8oz water bottle. Crystal Geyser and Trader Joe’s are both making and selling these now. How absolutely annoying and maddening that now there is a market for a teeny tiny 3 sip bottle of water that is gone within seconds and then left on the beach or wherever the consumer decides to leave it. As if the 12oz wasn’t bad enough. Yes, I found straws too. And bottle caps and all of the usual small hard plastics. Stay away from Baker Beach tiny water bottle drinking people!
In Uganda plastic pollution is a big problem. Ugandan women have begun making woven bags out of used plastic drinking straws. While I would prefer to eliminate plastic straws all together, this is a very creative and really quite beautiful use of plastic waste. I want one.