Every year my family participates in the International Coastal Cleanup. I'm every bit an environmentalist as much as into animal rights. Here we are after spending time picking up other people's trash. It's amazing to see how much plastic is covering the beaches. We must have picked up 200 small broken pieces of plastic in various shapes and forms. There were also many cigarette butts, straws, stirrers, and other plastic food packaging wrappers. We do our beach cleanup each year in the Daytona Beach area where we live.