Did you know that the majority of the waste found on Vancouver beaches is made up of items like cigarette butts, bottle caps and food wrappers? Many of these items are made from plastic and designed to be used just once and then thrown away.

Whether plastic is intended to be recycled or sent to landfills the sad truth is that hundreds of thousands of tonnes of it end up in our environments every year – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

On September 15th, in honour of World Cleanup Day, Surfrider Foundation Vancouver and Greenpeace Canada are partnering to clean up and conduct a brand audit of the waste collected on Kits beach, and they need your help.

Event organizers will supply buckets, burlap sacks, work gloves, and pickers but please bring your own gloves and equipment if you have it available. Register online to participate.

Last modified: September 19, 2018

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