Record Number of Volunteers Help Clean Up Torrance Beach
In September, a record 223 Honda volunteers joined hundreds of thousands of volunteers for Coastal Cleanup Day in southern California. Honda volunteers concentrated their cleanup efforts at Torrance Beach in Torrance, Calif., collecting 353.5 pounds of trash and recyclables, the highest for the company since joining Coastal Cleanup Day in 2001.
Coastal Cleanup Day, which started in 1985, is California’s largest annual volunteer cleanup event. Cleanups took place up and down the coast, from Oregon to the Mexico border and as far inland as Lake Tahoe. Coastal Cleanup Day activities also take place on a global basis.
According to the California Coastal Commission, which organized the first Coastal Cleanup Day, the No. 1 item picked up along our beaches was cigarettes/cigarette filters, followed by food wrappers and lids. Among more unusual items, a volunteer in Los Angeles County found a Coca-Cola can from 1963.