Volunteers cleaned coastal beaches and inland waterways in 97 countries and locations all over the world.
In 2012, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® mobilized volunteers to clean coastal beaches and inland waterways in 97 countries and locations all over the world.
Here are the top 10 participating countries for the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup.
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Download the data collected during the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup.
In 2012, Cleanup volunteers covered a distance of nearly 18,000 miles and collected weird finds ranging from lottery tickets to toothbrushes.
Many of the most commonly found pieces of trash include items we use every day from food wrappers to beverage containers to plastic bags.
Ocean Conservancy is extremely grateful to our sponsoring partners for their commitment to and enthusiasm for the International Coastal Cleanup.