The great thing about kayaking is we can visit remote hard to reach beaches that few people visit. At first glance many of these beaches look pristine, but on closer examination traces of civilization can often be found in the plastic, styrofoam, and garbage that floats in on the tides.
When we find garbage we pack out what we can in our kayaks, especially styrofoam as it can break down into tiny prices that are next to impossible to collect if left in the elements. On our base camp tours our kayaks are not heavily packed so there is lots of room and on our explorer tours we create more room in our kayaks as the trip progresses and we eat through our supplies.
When unable to pack out items in our kayaks we will collect garbage and securely pile it above the tide line and notify our representatives to pick it up.