Your spring break partying could be ruining the beaches

USA Today College
March 22, 2017
By Brianna Stone, University of Texas at Austin

College students get time off from school every spring — and scores spend break partying it up in popular places such as South Padre Island, Panama City Beach, Miami Beach or Cabo San Lucas. And at the end of the week those breakers often leave behind empty beer cans, liquor bottles, cigarettes, trash and damage to the beaches and marine life.

“Students come for the beauty of the beaches and they want it to be like that every year, but they forget that if they leave trash and debris behind, it won’t stay that way,” said Cecile Carson, vice president of litter and affiliate relations at Keep America Beautiful.

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