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.

World Ocean’s Week is upon us, and Surfrider Foundation Vancouver is looking to celebrate the small and big wins of coastal restoration by cleaning up Kits Beach.

On Saturday, June 10th from 9:30am to 12:00pm, the foundation will clean up and sort waste along the Kitsilano coastline.

They are looking for volunteers to help pick up waste and sort it into the appropriate recycling categories. Volunteers can register online and indicate their preference for litter picking or sorting.

Reusable gloves, buckets, and pickers will be available on-site, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own equipment as supply is limited.

Last modified: June 7, 2023

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