With the beach cleaning season coming up fast in the northern hemisphere, we thought it would be helpful to post two of the most helpful articles from beachcleaner.com for prepping to buy a beach cleaning machine. Asking a potential merchant the right questions can save a lot of frustration later when the season is already underway.
Beach Cleanups Energize People Around the Globe
With sandal-and-swimsuit season right around the corner, policymakers are raising awareness about the problem of beach pollution. Environmental advocates emphasize that volunteers can have a remarkable effect on the health of beaches in their communities. Just ask lawyer and environmentalist Afroz Shah, who led a cleanup of almost 12 million pounds of trash near his home in Mumbai. “I shifted to my new apartment two years back and saw plastic on the beach — it was 5.5 feet high. A man could drown in...
Recap of the Folly Beach Clean-up and Food Packaging Summit
SPI’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) recently hosted its Fall 2016 Food Packaging Summit in Charleston, SC. The event kicked off with an effort to give back to our host city, in keeping with SPI’s zero waste mission, by clearing waste from nearby Folly Beach. Twenty-five of our energetic volunteers combed the shore for two hours and removed more than five bags of trash. The Folly Beach Clean-up was sponsored by the following companies: Milliken: TheRoger Milliken...
Palm Beach County to Receive $300,000 to Clean up and Redevelop Contaminated Brownfields Sites
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Palm Beach County will receive $300,000 to clean up and redevelop contaminated brownfields sites in Florida. Nationally, approximately $13.2 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated Brownfields properties. Supplemental funding of the Revolving Loan Funding (RLF) will be given to 31 successful RLF grantees helping 44 communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects. These projects will help...
Beach Report: 10 Percent of America’s Beach Water Samples Fail Safety Test
Ten percent of all water quality samples collected last year from nearly 3,500 coastal and Great Lakes beaches in the U.S. contained bacteria levels that failed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s most protective benchmark for swimmer safety. According to the 24th annual beach report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the findings confirm that serious water pollution persists at many U.S. seashores, with massive stormwater runoff and sewage overflows historically being...
The newest member of the BeachTech family
After due consideration and intensive tests, the vacation destination of Ocean City, Maryland, decided for a BeachTech machine to keep its huge beaches clean.The Town of Ocean City, MD, is located at the East coast of the state, at the Southern tip of a 16 km long island, which separates the mainland from the Atlantic Ocean. The island and city are one of the biggest attractions in the region and attract numerous visitors all year round with their impressively large beaches, touristic charms and an abundance of...