Has your summer included a day (or more) at the beach? If so, we hope you enjoyed the sand and the surf! We also hope you found a clear, litter-free beach! Keeping our beaches and oceans clean is a big job and we can all play a part.
During the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup, 561,633 volunteers cleared 10,149,988 pounds of trash from 17,719 miles of beaches. The finds included 40 lottery tickets, 117 mattresses, 236 toothbrushes, 2,492 sports balls, and 4,159 candles. The top four items, numbering above a million each, were cigarette butts, food wrappers and containers, plastic bottles, and plastic bags. Watch the video that recaps the cleanup here.
Learn more about protecting our waterways and oceans at www.oceanconservancy.org.