June-July 2021 Plastic Picking Totals
August 5, 2021
Last month I didn’t get my act together to post the June 2021 Plastic Picker Totals, but I was still cleaning our community and removing plastic. Despite my Star Trek tangents https://drplasticpicker.com/the-star-trek-enterprise-romance-of-tpol-and-trip-im-going-to-give-them-the-ending-they-deserve/ (which remains my most visited blog post!!!) and middle management ramblings, I started this blog to keep track of my efforts to try to save the earth through small but meaningful acts. It turned into an entire soon to be official non-profit https://sdpediatriciansforcleanair.com/ and a recently published journal article https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/childrenatrisk/vol12/iss1/1/. But this blog is about me being an eco-avatar and picking up litter, and I have remained true despite not posting last month. So here are the June and July totals, plus a two month average for fun! In total I’ve collected now 511 bags of trash, and salvaged 1665 items from the ocean or landfill to be deployed into our not quite circular economy (mostly donations to Goodwill and recycling) https://drplasticpicker.com/plastic-picking-round-up/. My hobby doesn’t cost me much, gets me outside and exercising, and I’m helping the earth. It’s a win (wink) win situation.
47 Bags of Plastic Collected and 48 Items Salvaged for June-July 2021 (I’ve changed my mind, no averages. Here is just the standard table I post).
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This blog is also about our family donating small but meaningful amounts to the earth through targeted donations (and not our own non-profit which we are trying to run on a shoe-string budget of $0). So I make a commitment to you that we will donate for June and July, but I want to think about where that money should go. We’ve had some good fortune on the real estate side with a few rental property sales and exchanges, so we’ll be a bit generous to the earth this time. Stay tuned!