Posts Tagged ‘clean-up’

Global Beach Debris Report

Saturday, April 19, 2008

A recent report from the Ocean Conservancy shows that volunteers around the world collected 6 million tons of beach debris in a single day. has the full report and some downloadable spreadsheets for data geeks.

Ken Noguchi and mountain trash

Monday, May 28, 2007

noguchi.jpg  Japanese mountaineer Ken Nagouchi leads clean-up climbs of Mt. Everest.  The latest such trip yielded 1,100 pounds of trash discarded by expidetioners along the way to legendary heights. 

For more on the project, check out this Time Asia profile (photo from;

Or this conversation with marine ecologist and longtime resident of Japan, Jack Moyer.

The grey nomad’s trail

Saturday, February 17, 2007

greyrubbishcollectors.jpg  A grey-haired Australian couple spends their retirement criss-crossing the country, picking up trash.

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