Trivia

Dumping one quart of motor oil down a storm drain contaminates 250,000 gallons of water.

More oil enters the beach from urban runoff than from tanker spills. Every eight months, 10.9 million gallons of oil run into the ocean from our streets and driveways—that’s equal to one Exxon Valdez spill!

During a recent summer OC collected enough garbage from 6 miles of beach to fill 10 garbage trucks full of trash every week, at a cost to the taxpayers of $350,000.

Non-biodegradable cigarette butts are the number one debris item found during beach clean-ups. They are deadly to wildlife that eat the filters, mistaking them for food.

Californians send more than 4.5 million bottles a day to landfills - or 1.6 BILLION a year. State Officials estimate that residents and businesses miss out on about $70 million dollars a year in glass bottle refunds!

100,000 marine mammals and 2 million sea birds die every year after ingesting or being caught in plastic debris.

During the next 24 hours, 2.8 billion gallons of industrial waste will be discharged into the world’s oceans.

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