Reducing Plastic Pollution and Single-Use Plastic Bags

The autumn and winter storms have exacerbated an already critical problem—litter along our shoreline, primarily plastic. Everyone must be mindful of how garbage and recyclables are put out at curbside for pickup. Containers should be covered so that contents are not spilling over onto the street and blowing into storm drains and Hempstead Harbor, Glen Cove Creek, local ponds, and beaches.

Don’t let the beauty of the artistic creations in the photos below fool you—this is all garbage! It was collected along the shore from Tappen Beach to Sea Cliff Beach over the past six weeks by local resident Sebastian Li, who also placed them in striking arrangements.

        

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