Thank you to all volunteers that submitted entries into the 2015 Bling Your Bucket contest for Coastal Cleanup Day. I Love A Clean San Diego greatly appreciates all participants that set a positive example and reduced and reused at Coastal Cleanup Day! Winners are displayed below. Congratulations to our 2015 winners!
I Love A Clean San Diego provides patches for free to Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers. This year's patch featured our new logo:
2014 Bling Your Bucket Winners!
For winners from the 2013 Bling Your Bucket contest, click here.
Create Your Own Sand Sifter
In addition to decorating your own bucket, you can further emphasize REUSE by decorating your own milk jug to use at the cleanup. You can simply decorate and bring a milk jug, or create your own milk jug sand sifter to remove the smaller pieces of plastic and those pesky cigarette butts out of the sand at your cleanup site. Help us practice the 3 R's, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse at this year's Coastal Cleanup Day by following the milk jug sand sifter project below.
Plastic milk gallon or water jug
One piece of window screen (most hardware stores have screen)
Wash and dry plastic jug
Cut off the top of the jug in an oval shape without cutting off the jug's handle. It is best to cut the jug on a stable surface to prevent any accidents.
Place the 6x6 inch screen on top of the hole. Carefully tape the screen with duct tape to the jug, securing the screen as tightly as possible to the jug.
Cut out the bottom of the jug and put tape around all the edges. (To cover all sharp edges)
Clean the beach! You are now ready to filter small bits of plastic, cigarette butts and other kinds of plastic by scooping sand and sifting it through the wire screen. You can now find all the trash hidden in the sand!
Coastal Cleanup Day 2015 involves over 100 cleanup sites in San Diego County. The event's reach doesn't stop here. Coastal Cleanup Day is celebrated across California as well as all 50 states, and held in over 150 countries worldwide.