Clean Beach Week is July 1-7! It’s an entire week every year that is dedicated to celebrating our beautiful beaches and highlighting the importance of keeping them clean. Here in Maine (where our team is headquartered) we have some absolutely gorgeous beaches, so this idea hits close to home! Every time I step foot on a beach, I’m reminded just how incredible planet Earth is and how lucky I live where I do. (And glad I am that I use reusable water bottles instead of plastic!)
Some say that Clean Beaches Week combines the spirit of Earth Day with the fun of the 4th of July, and I must agree! It gets people outside while educating them on how to enjoy nature responsibly and respectfully. The 4th of July is a fun and popular day on many beaches, but sadly that also means that it results in a lot of litter on the shores. Clean Beaches Week is perfectly timed to help mitigate some of the destruction caused by the parties and picnics! Overall, it’s a positive and fun experience that is easy to take part in! Just head to the beach with the intention of picking up any garbage or litter you see around you. This is a great practice to get into all year around, not just this week!
Overall, Clean Beaches Week reminds us how important it is to refrain from using single-use plastics in our daily lives. What may seem like a minor choice for us, can actually have huge impact on the wellbeing of our world. Plastic has been found in 59% of seabirds, 100% of sea turtle species, and more than 25% of fish sampled from seafood markets around the world. In other words, this is a serious problem …but thankfully it has simple solution!
Refraining from single-use plastic is a meaningful goal we can keep as we go through life. Opting for reusable containers, bottles, and bags is an easy swap that makes a world of difference. Shop all our reusable water bottles here to find the perfect one for you and your organization. What better cause than Clean Beaches Week to release some custom water bottles that help people make the switch some single-use plastic bottles! From recycled plastic to glass bottles and everything in between, Bulletin Bottle can help you create something special for your project!