Q: What item makes up about 40% of the trash on our beaches and along our inland waterways?

Q: What new debris might be washing up along the California Coast this year?

Q: How can you help keep our beaches and waterways clean?

A: Cigarette butts make up about 40% of the trash collected on beaches and along inland waterways!

A: Debris from the tsunami in Japan may have already started washing up along the Western U.S. coast.

A: You can volunteer at the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on September 15th at a beach or inland waterway near you!

Eban Schwartz is the Outreach Manager for the California Coastal Commission. He fills us in on what is cluttering our beaches and waterways, how it gets there,  and how we can get better at preventing the pollution. He also explains what will be happening  on September 15th when thousands and thousands of volunteers turn out to help clean our beaches and inland waterways.


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