Nineteen students and three staff participated in the 24th annual Shoreline Cleanup. Joining over 1,700 other volunteers, a total of 8,000 pounds of garbage was removed from the Bay Area shoreline!
In Berkeley alone, volunteers spent three hours stuffing garbage bags full of 16,123 cigarette filters, 12,057 caps and lids 11,103 plastic food wrappers or containers, 7,497 bags, 6,334 straws or stirrers, and 3,187 cups plates forks, knifes and spoons. The data collected gets sent to the Ocean Conservancy, so they can change the laws around marine dumping. Among some of the more obscure trash items were an old onion and a powersaw.