Just Two Pieces
My son and I police ourselves when we use the beach. That's just basic correctness. As a small payment for the pleasure of using the beach, we each take out two pieces of garbage that we didn't bring. It's not a major task or a huge difference, but it serves to help turn around the effects left by A##holes. The idea came to me from a Navy experience. When dismissed from ranks, no man could leave the parade grounds until he showed the officer two pieces of, yep...you guessed it, garbage. In minutes, you were hard pressed to find a cigarette butt.
My only hope is that those who have a reverence for our natural resources outnumber the A##holes. Just two pieces........