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Cigarette Litter Beach Cleanup

SATURDAY, May 22, 2004

Huntington Beach Pier
Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA

Part of World No Tobacco Day

Time Collected: 1 hour (average)

Number of People: 35

La Quinta High School, Mater Dei High School, Northwood High School,
Oxford Academy, UCI, Valencia High School, individuals

Number of Cigarette Butts Collected: 3000

Top Three Things Picked Up:

  1. Cigarette Butts
  2. Plastics (other)
  3. Paper

Some students cleaning the beach near the boardwalk.

Oxford Academy and Mater Dei High School students cleaning up the beach near the volleyball courts.

Items Collected:
Number of Data Cards Turned In: 8
(Note: Some of the cards were not filled out completely)
Bags 10 Bottles 18
Caps, Lids, Cups 73 Forks, Spoons, Straws 63
6-pack Holders 9 Cigarette Butts 3,000
Styrofoam 59 Other Plastics 213
Metal (such as batteries or nails) 6 Paper 92
Rubber (such as tires or balloons) 3 Wood (driftwood not counted) 24
Cloth 7 Fishing line, boating items 5
Glass 2  
Other: (including items below) 23  
2 joints 2 candy wrappers
1 foam ball 1 egg
1 pen 1 banana
1 cork 2 glow sticks
2 bars of soap  

World No Tobacco Day

Activist Debi Austin speaking at World No Tobacco Day and holding up one of the tubes of cigarette butts that Earth Resource Foundation filled up during the beach clean up at Newport Beach on April 17, 2004.

Earth Resource Foundation Executive Director, Stephanie Barger speaking at World No Tobacco Day, while Jim Walker of S.T.A.M.P. holds the tube of cigarette butts.

The honored group of activists who have worked hard for smoke-free beaches and have promoted a smoke-free lifestyle.

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