As an active participant in conservation, I enjoy going down to the beach to pick up trash. However, I don’t throw away everything that I find. In one case, I found a five gallon cat litter bucket on the beach, I kept it, and now I’ve painted orcas and words that say “Help Protect Marine Life” on it. Now, the next time I go to the beach (which will be tomorrow, and I’ll be writing about my adventures and posting my best photographs) I will use my recycled bucket to pick up trash!
The next time you are helping to pick up trash along a beach, river, lake, park, or any other place, see how many things you can keep and reuse at your house or on vacations!