This past weekend, NJspots hosted a dual meetup/cleanup in Asbury Park on the beach and boardwalk.
After meeting up at Langosta Lounge (one of our Patrons!), the meetup started with a quick beach clean — the small group of us headed down to the beach to pick up microplastics, plastic water bottles, and cigarette butts. We even saw rusty scissors, broken beach toys, and a plethora of other interesting items we can’t discuss on this family page (beach-goers, WYD??).
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real question — do people actually still smoke cigarettes?? 🚫 . cleaned up a little bit of Asbury Park with a small group at #NJspotsMeet this past weekend — mostly cigarette butts and plastic bottles 🌊 . smoking is banned on NJ beaches/parks AND @terracycle provides butt recycling on the boardwalk AND there are trash cans everywhere 🚯 . we have to do better. the world is not your ashtray 🚭 . #wildkeepers #keepnaturewild #KNWpickupparty #packitinpackitout #standforwhatwestandon #2minutelitterpick #cleanuptheworld #impactday #leaveitbetter #wherethewildkeepersare #loveourplanet #trashtag #leavenotrash #11thessential #2minutebeachclean #cleanyobeach #njspots
Did you come? Be sure to tag #NJspotsMeet
After picking up a few pounds of trash, the group headed down the boardwalk, checking out the new installation by artist @hotxtea, the old carousel building, the rainbow crosswalk (painted for Asbury Park Pride), and various panels of street art along the boardwalk.
Thanks to all who came out to clean up the beach and take photos with us. See you at the next one!
Smoking is banned on New Jersey beaches and in New Jersey state parks, so please be sure not to, you know, smoke in these places. If you must, there are Terracycle recycling stations specifically for cigarette butts on the boardwalk. Here’s how that works.