Beach Cleanup with Debris Free Oceans

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Beach Cleanup with Debris Free Oceans
Key Biscayne, Florida
March 8, 2020

On March 8th, 2020, SeaKeepers partnered with Debris Free Oceans for a beach cleanup on Key Biscayne. Debris Free Oceans is a Miami-based organization that inspires local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from our beaches, reefs, and oceans.

90 volunteers attended and removed 190 pounds of trash from the beach! The garbage found was comprised of cigarette butts, straws, foam pieces, plastic bottle caps, food wrappers, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. The cleanup findings were documented on The Ocean Conservancy’s application “Clean Swell” where it then goes into the world’s largest ocean trash dataset. The data helps researchers and policy makers identify trends and create solutions. With this cleanup, SeaKeepers has officially removed 1,615 pounds of trash from this beach since June 2019! We look forward to expanding our partnerships with local schools and businesses to conserve our local beaches and waters. Thank you to all of our volunteers and to Debris Free Oceans for educating our volunteers!

Partner Sites
Debris Free Oceans: https://debrisfreeoceans.org/

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