September 20, 2012
Gunk Patrol: Volunteers collect trash from Monterey State Beach as part of Coastal Cleanup Day. Plastic litter is particularly problematic because it doesn’t break down.
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At Elkhorn Slough, volunteers filled a 20-cubic-yard Dumpster with a dozen mattresses, a refrigerator, televisions, 27 tires and some dead chickens. At Carmel Beach, the litter was mostly cigarette butts and bags of dog poop. ...