The same goes for the beaches of New Jersey and the environment. Objects dug up in the sand on spring and autumn cleaning days help to illustrate the situation and national trends, and the past year was a good example of this.
Empty cartridges used with electronic cigarettes, called vaporizer capsules, are becoming more common as vaporization increases, especially among young people.
But there are also some encouraging trends. Although they are still too numerous on the sand, plastic bags, straws, coffee machines and balloons are used less and less on the beaches, largely because of laws prohibiting or restricting them in more and more places.
This photo shows a series of plastic straws that were collected on the beaches of New Jersey.
And since we’re in New Jersey, no report on cleaning up the beach would be complete without a huge number of fleets and jets ranging from risky to disgusting.
Items found on the beaches include boxers, turkey grinders, plastic vampire teeth, coconuts, onions, a jar full of cucumbers, credit and debit cards, a pregnancy test.
The photo shows part of the garbage that will be collected on the beaches of New Jersey in 2018.
Then an empty bag of cremated human remains was found in Capeport.
And a $6,000 diamond engagement ring found in the sands of Asbury Park in October 2019 was returned to its owner after an amateur girl noticed it on the ring.
The cleaning activities are carried out twice a year by the environmental group Clean Ocean Action. Cindy Zipf, the company’s CEO, said it was rare but scandalous to find bags of cremation in the sand.
My theory is that people go ashore or by boat to send their deceased loved ones to the sea that they loved so much, she said. You open the bag and drop it. Probably need to be addressed in the crematorium to indicate: Leftovers – yes, plastic – no.
This picture shows a number of plastic caps that the volunteers collected during the cleaning.
As usual, plastic pollution dominated transport, which reached record levels – last year almost half a million units were collected in sand – or more than 83 percent. The ten most common points were: Scattered pieces of plastic; plastic caps or lids; wraps or bags for food or confectionery; coffee straws or stirrers; cigarette filters; pieces of foam; pieces of glass; plastic bottles; cigarette holders and plastic shopping bags.
Since cleaning began in 1985, more than 7.2 million items of garbage have been removed by volunteers from 127 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Not all objects were left on the beach in the sand by careless people, some were washed ashore after the chute had overflowed.