For nearly three decades, our International Coastal Cleanup® has mobilized millions of people in the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways.
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Volunteers collected more than 10 million pounds of trash during Ocean Conservancy's 2012 International Coastal Cleanup. Here's what they found.
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.