What a great problem to have! Due to the influence of winds, tides, and local currents, some beaches might have a lot of trash while others seem to have very little. And some pieces might be really small, but removing even those tiny pieces helps a lot. Every bit of trash you can remove helps our shoreline environment, so even if it does not seem like much—you are making a difference! It’s important to note, too, that a beach that may not at first seem to have much debris might, on closer inspection. Microplastics — small pieces of plastic hidden in the sand and beach wrack — are found everywhere. See below, “Where on the shoreline should I focus,” for more tips on how to search for debris.