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It would make sense that people who love to visit the beach—who enjoy sunbathing, swimming, sand, and surf—would be the most inclined to protect and preserve the coast. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and beaches around the world suffer each year from the very people who make the effort to seek them out. According to Good, it doesn't have to be this way.Good writes:
Last year, almost half a million people collected 10.2 million pieces of debris worldwide—about 15 pounds of junk each. And before you blame ocean pollution, consider this: About 64 percent of the debris came from land-based activities like beach trips, recreation, and picnics. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways to enjoy the beach this summer without contributing to the problem.
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