Saturday, September 24, 2011

Golfers Create Beach Litter

picked up from The News Journal of Wilmington, Del

Slaughter Beach - Beth Yost doesn't blame the folks in Pennsylvania. She figures they probably disposed of the trash properly, but flooding washed it into the Delaware River.

Yost, who cleaned up the debris in front of her Slaughter Beach home, said she wished she could pull her granddaughter out of school for a day just to show her what "post-consumer waste" is all about.

As Yost and her husband, Michael, worked to clean up the area near their house, she discovered a hypodermic needle.

Her husband spent the next several hours raking through the reeds to make sure he got everything.

"I don't want my grandkids out here digging in it," he said.

He was annoyed by something else he found.

"Take a look at this," he said. The seat of a wooden chair was full of balls — plastic balls of many shapes and sizes and golf balls called floaters that are designed to float in water.
"They are never going to decompose," he said, as he held up one of the golf balls.

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