I’ve blogged a lot lately about taking care of the beach near our beach house rentals Charleston SC.

One of our greatest natural resources is our ocean and our coastlines.  This is hugely apparent here in the Lowcountry.  People who come to stay in our rental homes South Carolina, namely our Isle of Palms luxury rentals, do so in large part to enjoy the beaches and waters around Charleston.  Many of our beach rentals Charleston are oceanfront, just steps from the sand and surf.

Area beaches are public.  As such they are open to everyone, whether they own property here, rent a luxury house on Isle of Palms, or are just visiting for the day.

When the beach gets crowded, particularly during the peak summer months for SC vacation rentals, the trash left behind can be shocking.

It is our responsibility to try our best to keep them in clean, if not pristine, condition.

Here in South Carolina, there’s a statewide Beach Sweep River Sweep that takes place on a Saturday each fall.  This year’s installment was supposed to happen September 15th.  However, due to Hurricane Florence, it was rescheduled to October 20th.

Read more about it here.

However, once a year just isn’t enough to keep our precious beaches clean.  As a result, some committed local residents created the IOP Cleanup Crew.  This amazing effort, which I covered in a previous blog, netted impressive results.

Check out this graphic for what they were able to gather in just eleven hour-long sessions near our beach house rentals Charleston SC…

Now that peak season for beach house rentals Charleston SC is over, they have switched to monthly beach cleanups, including one last night.  Each cleanup is followed by a gathering at a local eatery for food and drinks specials for participants.  It’s become a rollicking good time, for locals and visitors in a beach house Charleston, alike.  You can stay abreast of the latest on their Facebook page.

There’s one graphic that really got my attention recently.  It’s the amount of time it takes for certain kinds of trash to decompose.  The numbers are shocking.  I’m putting it in as the featured graphic on this page.  But to recap a couple of stats, check this out….

Time it takes for these things to decompose in the ocean near our beach house rentals Charleston SC.

  • Plastic bag – 10 to 20 years
  • Aluminum can – 200 years
  • Tin can – 50 years
  • Plastic bottle – 450 years
  • Styrofoam cup – 50 years
  • Disposable diaper – 450 years (ewww, that’s a long time to have a dirty diaper lying around near one of our luxury beach house rentals SC!)
  • Fishing line – 600 years.

Wow.  That really makes one stop and think.  And possibly rethink some habits, like getting plastic bags at the grocery store, or single use water bottles, both of which can so easily blow away on a windy beach.

So help us keep our beaches clean near our Isle of Palms vacation rentals. And when you are looking for the perfect Charleston beach house, be sure to call EP.  Our beach house rentals Charleston SC are near the loveliest beaches around.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger

 

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