Millions of pounds of plastic debris washes up on the Gulf of Alaska’s remote shores each year. It washes up faster than it can be collected and clean-up efforts cost millions. That can seem overwhelming for volunteers who are out there year after year, cleaning the same beaches. But, one man doesn’t let that discourage him in the slightest.
“So there are 15 pound of shoes and 19.8 in the total,” Chris Pallister shouted over the noise of surf pounding a beach on Gore Point, near the eastern tip of the Kenai Peninsula.