FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clean Beach Coalition Undertakes Its Tenth Year of Facilitating a Litter Free, Holiday Weekend
SAN DIEGO – On Friday, June 30th the San Diego Clean Beach Coalition (SDCBC) will host its 10th annual Fourth of July weekend press event from 11:00 to 11:30 AM at Fanuel Street Park in Pacific Beach. The media will hear first-hand from local law enforcement, elected officials and coalition members including I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD), FreePB.org, the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department, and local businesses. This press event will inform the public how beachgoers can reduce waste and protect San Diego’s coastline during the holiday weekend. More information about the coalition and its accomplishments are available at CleanBeachCoalition.org.
San Diego beaches and bays are expected to be filled with local and out of town visitors this summer coming to enjoy the beautiful views and perfect weather. Unfortunately, permanent trash receptacles are inundated with large amounts of litter due to this influx of beachgoers. Throughout our summer season holidays, the SDCBC will place 200 temporary trash and recycling bins along San Diego’s most heavily-trafficked beaches: Mission Beach, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, and Ocean Beach to alleviate overflowing receptacles and reduce marine debris.
Not only is marine debris an eyesore, it also poses a serious health threat to local wildlife and negatively impacts water quality. Since the SDCBC’s inception in 2007, these temporary bins have collected an impressive 3.3 million pounds of trash which is the equivalent of three Boeing 747 airplanes. The SDCBC bins make proper disposal the easy and convenient choice while everyone enjoys their time seaside.
The SDCBC encourages beachgoers to prepare ahead of time to reduce the amount of trash that will be produced. SDCBC recommends using a hard plastic cooler or insulated bag as an alternative to Styrofoam coolers. Pack a refillable water bottle instead of single-use plastic bottles. Also, eliminate the need for sandwich bags and food wrappers by shopping in bulk and packing reusable food storage containers. SDCBC urges all beachgoers to leave the coast in the best possible condition after visiting.
Major support for this year’s efforts comes from Think Blue San Diego, PB Shore Club, Heller Foundation, Anheuser Busch, Rubio’s, Wonderland, PB Local, VM3 Environmental Inc., Mission Beach Women’s Club, Sandbar, and Vavi. Additional information about the campaign is available at CleanBeachCoalition.org.
About I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action, empowering everyone to improve the health and beauty of our local environment. For over sixty years, we’ve brought the best in all of us together for a lasting, positive impact on our region. We are passion in action. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit www.cleansd.org or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.