On Monday and Thursday, Ripple Coast hit the coast - well, the beach at Stanley Park- in partnership with the Stanley Park Eco Camps . On Monday we spoke about marine animals and on Thursday we talked about plastic pollution, finishing off with a beach clean up. Nice teamwork!
In just an hour we ended up with a heavy garbage bag of trash. It was like a treasure hunt, but for trash. A flash of blue there, a flash of green there - sea glass everywhere. We also found an old toy car and other strange discarded items that had us questioning how they got there.
Did you know it takes 10-20 years for a forgotten wool sock to disintegrate in the ocean?
Plastic bottles take a whopping 450 years. And -do you believe it - 600 years for fishing line!
We love collaborating with other like minded conservation organizations and working with bright young minds! We can’t wait to host our next event. We have more events coming up in August - stay tuned!
Team Ripple Coast