Throwaway Society is Spoiling Beaches:
We are throwing away a lot more than past generations, and what doesn’t find a bin enters the environment. While this might be overlooked in big cities, this growing trend hits hard when there is no place for the trash to hide.
A throwaway society is to blame for increasing amounts of trash on Bermuda’s beaches, observes Anne Hyde, executive director of Keep Bermuda Beautiful. In The Royal Gazette, Hyde reports how increased amounts of plastic waste on the island’s shores was down to the use of wasteful packaging driven by consumer co…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Throwaway Society is Spoiling Beaches, Editor
Rebuilding on Biscayne Bay:
As the sailing season winds down across North America, the pendulum swings for many one design classes to Miami, FL. But after Hurricane Irma began its scrape of the southern state on September 10, the facilities that host so much sailing were not spared.
• Biscayne Bay Yacht Club
• Coconut Grove Sailing Club
• Coral Reef Yacht Club
• Shake A Leg Miami
• U.S. Sailing Center
These venues all report how tidal surge and high winds had damaged buildings and docks, requiring massive clean-up and repair. These are still early days as they fully assess their status, with the impact for winter racing not yet fully known.
For classes and hosts needing to …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Rebuilding on Biscayne Bay, Editor