May 21, 2014

More Than 12 Million Pounds of Trash Collected During International Coastal Cleanup

Cleanup across globe produces the highest total amount of trash ever collected in the event’s 28-year history and serves as a call to action by Ocean Conservancy

The total amount of trash picked up during the 28th year of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup weighed more than 12 million pounds, the most ever collected in the event’s history, according to a report on the Cleanup and its data released today. This new total is an indicator of the tremendous amount of ocean trash found on shorelines and in the ocean and waterways around the globe.