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7M pounds of debris collected in world's waterways

7M pounds of debris collected in world's waterways

The Ocean Conservancy says nearly seven million pounds of debris was collected from waterways and shorelines around the world during a single day last year.
According to the group's report released Tuesday, nearly 400,000 volunteers scoured about 17,000 miles of coastline, river bottoms and ocean floors during its 23rd International Coastal Cleanup in September.
More than 3.2 million cigarette butts were collected, making them the most commonly found items. That's followed by about 1.4 million plastic bags. Volunteers also collected 26,585 tires, enough for 6,646 cars _ and a spare.
Of the 104 participating countries, about half the volunteers were from the U.S. The next cleanup is Sept. 19.
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http://www.oceanconservancy.org


Updated : 2021-05-06 12:05 GMT+08:00