International Coastal Cleanup Yields More Than 10 Million Pounds of Trash

September 4, 2018

The 2012 Cleanup Was the Second Largest in History

Nicholas Mallos, Marine Debris Specialist and Conservation Biologist

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Ocean Conservancy has just released its annual data on the world’s largest coastal cleanup.  In 2012 more than ten million pounds of trash, the equivalent of 10 Boeing 747 jumbo jets, was picked up by an army of volunteers. 

Nicholas Mallos, Marine Debris Specialist and Conservation Biologist, says we all have a role to play to stop endangering wildlife and hurting local economies.

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VOLUNTEERS IN TWO THOUSAND TWELVE AMAZINGLY COLLECTED THE SECOND LARGEST AMOUNT OF ITEMS IN THE CLEANUP’S TWENTY-SEVEN YEAR HISTORY.  BUT WHETHER IT’S LIGHTERS, OR BOTTLE CAPS OR THE ONE-HUNDRED-SEVENTEEN MATTRESSES THAT WERE REMOVED FROM OUR BEACHES AND WATERWAYS, EVERY PIECE OF TRASH AFFECTS OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR ECONOMY, AND OUR HEALTH.   BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST CLEAN IT UP. THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO PLEDGE TO TURN THE TIDE ON TRASH.

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Find out what volunteers in your state collected and take the pledge to fight trash at www.oceanconservancy.org

 

 

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