Florida, with its abundance of white sand beaches, attracts millions of tourists every year. As a responsible tourist, you can help keep Florida beaches clean, preserving the state’s natural beauty and allowing future generations to experience it. But how can you do your part? Carl’s Van Rentals gives you five tips to help keep Florida beaches clean, no matter which one you travel to in your van rental.
1. Throw Away Plastic
Plastic is one of the biggest threats to the health of our oceans and marine life. Every year, millions of tons of plastic end up in the ocean, polluting the water and harming marine animals. One easy way to help keep Florida beaches clean is to dispose of your plastic waste properly. Always throw your plastic bottles, bags, and other items in the trash or recycling, and avoid using single-use plastics whenever possible.
2. Avoid Glass Bottles
Glass bottles can shatter and create dangerous shards on the beach, causing injury to people and wildlife. In addition, broken glass can remain in the sand for a long time, posing a hazard to future beachgoers. Avoid bringing glass bottles to the beach if possible, and opt for plastic or aluminum cans instead.
3. Pick up All Your Sand Toys
When you’re having fun playing in the sand, it’s easy to accidentally leave toys and other items behind. However, these items can potentially harm wildlife or get caught in the water, causing pollution. Always be sure to pick up all of your sand toys and other items before leaving the beach. Consider bringing a small trash bag to collect any trash and discarded items you find on the beach as well.
4. Don’t Leave Fishing Line
Fishing lines can harm marine animals, causing entanglement and injury. If you’re planning a beach fishing day, make sure you keep an eye on your fishing lines, especially if they break. By fishing responsibly, you can help keep Florida beaches clean.
5. Participate in Beach Cleanups
Participating in a beach cleanup is another great way to help keep Florida beaches clean. Many organizations and local groups host beach cleanups regularly, allowing tourists and locals to make a difference. Look for beach cleanup events near you and join forces with others to keep our beaches clean and beautiful.
Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful
Nothing beats a day in the sun on a Florida beach. So, whether you live here permanently or are just visiting, Carl’s Van Rentals wants to remind you to do your part to keep our beaches pristine. Coming in from out of town and needing a vehicle? Rent one of our spacious, affordable passenger vans, Sprinters, or mega transit vans. For more information, give us a call at (800) 565-5211.