Beach Sweep with Clean Ocean Action

The goal of Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweeps is to reduce and eliminate sources of litter by engaging people in volunteer efforts to clean beaches in New Jersey. During the bi-annual event, volunteers pick-up and remove debris, and record and calculate data about the debris. The data collected provides a legacy of information that can be used to identify sources of pollution, monitor trends, and discover and promote solutions. -CleanOceanAction

For the sweep, almost 154,000 pieces of debris were recovered during the cleanup across New Jersey with an overwhelming 71.14% (or 106,383 pieces) being made of plastic! Part of enjoying the waves and getting stoked means getting stoked about taking care of what nature gives us!  If you’d like to be involved with the next beach sweep for CleanOceanAction with Philly Surf Crew, make sure to visit our Get Involved! page for more events.

Photos: Christopher String

A plethora of business cards were found among the debris.