Come with 1 Leave with 2
What: The Beach Recovery Foundation’s Come with 1 Leave with 2 campaign is as simple as it sounds: for every one item of trash you bring to a beach, leave with two. If on a beach that generously provides trash cans, pitch in two for every one you bring!
Why: The world’s largest dump is not on land but in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. Commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the various islands of floating debris that comprise it span an area roughly the size of Texas. Sadly, most of the material began its long journey as litter washed off a beach, an easily preventable occurrence.
Put simply, people litter not because they don’t care, but because they are lazy and rationalize someone must be getting paid to clean up after them. It’s not true, but even if it were, anyone who has ever dropped their keys or jewelry on the beach knows how quickly they disappear under the sand, often never to be seen again.
Fortunately, studies show that litter can be substantially reduced simply by providing an abundance of easily accessible trash cans. That’s why the Beach Recovery Foundation initiated its Garbage In Garbage Out campaign.
Artistic rendering of a sample campaign: