Comments on: A Tale of Two Beaches The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lina-EPA Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:15:29 +0000 Nick,
Kudos for you and your wife! We all should do our part. And you are right–every little bit helps!

By: Nick Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:49:24 +0000 I had that same experience in Hawaii one year and of course being on vacation one is suppose to relax and enjoy the scenery, but not me. My wife is still shaking her head, when I decided to grab a garbage bag and began picking up the trash that had washed up. As I walked along the beach in front of several restuarants and hotels, I turned around and noticed both vacationers and employees of the business’s with similar bags following me in my quest to clean up the beach.
Later that day, my wife and I sat down at one of the restaurants for an early dinner and the manager came up to us and shook my hand and Thanked me for doing what I had done earlier that day by buying our dinner and drinks.
Sometimes one has to set examples and open peoples eye’s to somethings that may not be so important to them.
Next time you take a walk on any beach, grab a bag and do your part. Every little bit helps and it makes you feel good.

By: Lina-EPA Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:38:39 +0000 Alexander,
Plastic bottles and trash are not the sole cause of pollution. When environmental laws are not enforced by authorities, there is no doubt that the general population will feel that the bad guys are stronger than the good ones. As you indicate, if we don’t do something about it, fauna and flora will disappear. We only have one Planet Earth. We have to protect it. Thanks for your comments.

By: Alexander Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:49:23 +0000 Dear Lina !
Plastic battles and trash it’s not the worst that we can see. When beach, earth, pristine water get in hand of rotters it is the real misfortune. I have opportunity to go to the Black Sea. Here, on the west seacoast of peninsula Crimea, the local authorities fill up by debris the lakes with fresh water, because they need dry land for building and selling. There is the environmental prosecuting magistracy in Crimea, but it says that all is correct. All in all the bad guys are stronger then good ones. I don’t hear about good ones here though. It’s clear that fauna and flora disappear too.

By: armansyahardanis Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:45:20 +0000 Population Growth uncontrollable.
When I was a student I had a member of “Zero Growth” which one of NGO’s in my country. At once moment, I predicted two biggest problems in the future : Environmental and Asian’s Regional Conflicts. Lina, your post to indicate environmental problem who “much” people do not care about their worked. Look in my place, tools and plastics part of merchandises from China be sale cheaper than the others. I don’t know, if, China conflicting with it’s neighbor countries next….