This week the beach cleaning crew from Friends of Palm Beach hauled 245 pounds of garbage off our beaches - in one day. Over 500 pounds in a week.
Diane Buhler, founder of the group, said, "Thanks to the help of 19 teammates from the Breakers Gives team!!! The needles keep washing ashore along with so much plastic."
A homeopathic medicine called Vidatox from Cuba was found this week. "Holy cow I've heard of that stuff. It's scorpion venom that they peddle out to treat cancer. Truly some snake oil nonsense," said Natasha Rawding, owner of Le Macaron Palm Beach, on Facebook.
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Plastic is so deadly to our oceans and waterways that even the Queen of England is banning it from Royal Estates.
Queen bans plastic straws and bottles on royal estates after David Attenborough documentary
The Queen has banned plastic straws and bottles from the royal estates as part of a move to cut back on the use of plastics "at all levels".
Buckingham Palace outlined new waste plans and said there was a “strong desire to tackle the issue” in the royal household, in a move thought to be inspired by David Attenborough.
“Across the organisation, the royal household is committed to reducing its environmental impact,” said a spokesman for Buckingham Palace.
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