One Fun Way To Keep Plastic Beach Toys Out of the Ocean

The folks on Hilton Head Island have a great new way of “recycling” plastic beach toys — they have built a big bin on the beach at Islanders Beach Park where people can drop off beach toys they find and other families can borrow them and later either return them there or take them home.  Last year — even with COVID — nearly 2000 toys were left on the beach on Hilton Head Island.  They’re also using the bin as a way to educate the public about how to protect sea turtles.  In addition to taking toys with them, beachgoers can help endangered sea turtles by filling in holes and flattening sandcastles that will obstruct females from making their way on the beach at night to lay their eggs.   Hilton Head Island already has 61 turtle nests this season!  Everyone can help save the ocean and its precious wildlife.  Happy World Ocean Day!

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