4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

2018: A trashy year

More items collected in spite of plastic bag ban

The not-so-classy side of San Diego (credit: San Diego Coastkeeper).
The not-so-classy side of San Diego (credit: San Diego Coastkeeper).

Between San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, there will be some forty cleanup events this year. Add other organizations like the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Creek to Bay, and those busy on California Cleanup Day, and there are plenty opportunities for those that wish to assist in the effort.

Past Event

Beach Cleanup

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Moonlight Beach, 200 B Street, Encinitas
  • Free

For 2018, the tally per piece shows the majority of litter gathered by volunteers is plastic— bags, straws, cups, styrofoam, food wrappers and containers— representing 52.8% of the trash collected. Cigarette butts represent 26.1% of litter.

The most litter by weight (2,767 pounds) was removed from Fiesta Island. Second and third place were Mission Beach and Oceanside. By count, there were 46,850 more items collected in 2018 than during 2017, partially due to an increase in volunteers and in spite of the plastic bag ban beginning in 2016. That’s just for the San Diego Coastkeeper sponsored events.

Along with the usual discarded items above, Coastkeeper volunteers are asked to keep a list of unusual items collected. So much of that is collected that it was renamed “usual unusual” litter. Glow sticks went from unusual to common with 934 of them collected in 2018.

Taking a bag to fill at the beach is not a hard thing to do. And if you want to get involved, this Saturday from 9 am to 11 am The Surfrider Foundation will be hosting a cleanup at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Our Lady Peace, Taste of Cardiff

Events December 5-December 8, 2021
The not-so-classy side of San Diego (credit: San Diego Coastkeeper).
The not-so-classy side of San Diego (credit: San Diego Coastkeeper).

Between San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, there will be some forty cleanup events this year. Add other organizations like the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Creek to Bay, and those busy on California Cleanup Day, and there are plenty opportunities for those that wish to assist in the effort.

Past Event

Beach Cleanup

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Moonlight Beach, 200 B Street, Encinitas
  • Free

For 2018, the tally per piece shows the majority of litter gathered by volunteers is plastic— bags, straws, cups, styrofoam, food wrappers and containers— representing 52.8% of the trash collected. Cigarette butts represent 26.1% of litter.

The most litter by weight (2,767 pounds) was removed from Fiesta Island. Second and third place were Mission Beach and Oceanside. By count, there were 46,850 more items collected in 2018 than during 2017, partially due to an increase in volunteers and in spite of the plastic bag ban beginning in 2016. That’s just for the San Diego Coastkeeper sponsored events.

Along with the usual discarded items above, Coastkeeper volunteers are asked to keep a list of unusual items collected. So much of that is collected that it was renamed “usual unusual” litter. Glow sticks went from unusual to common with 934 of them collected in 2018.

Taking a bag to fill at the beach is not a hard thing to do. And if you want to get involved, this Saturday from 9 am to 11 am The Surfrider Foundation will be hosting a cleanup at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Hello granny flats, adios trees

City rule is now to add one 24-inch box tree
Next Article

How Black Friday worked for Tijuana shoppers

The border re-opening seemed to help both sides
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close