International Coastal Cleanup

2014 Ocean Trash Index

Download the data collected during the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup.


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The Ocean Trash Index presents state-by-state and country-by-country data about ocean trash collected and tallied by volunteers around the world on one day each fall during Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup®.

Volunteers have collected data since 1986, and the numbers are used to raise awareness, identify hotspots for debris or unusual trash events, and inform policy solutions.

Cleanups alone can’t solve this pollution problem. Nevertheless, the Ocean Trash Index provides a snapshot of what's trashing our ocean so we can work to prevent specific items from reaching the water in the first place.

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Features

2014 Trash Free Seas Report: By the Numbers

A collection of infographics from our 2014 report

International Coastal Cleanup Sponsoring Partners

Ocean Conservancy is extremely grateful to our sponsoring partners for their commitment to and enthusiasm for the International Coastal Cleanup.

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