HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Coastal Cleanup Effort Collects 9 Million Pounds Of Garbage

KWTX

1643 days ago   Article ID# 1522323
Original URL

 

Ocean Conservancy

WACO, TEXAS (KWTX) - Volunteers collected nearly 9 million pounds of trash from coastlines around the world during a cleanup campaign last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Ocean Conservancy.

The conservancy says the garbage was collected by nearly 600,000 volunteers who scoured more than 20,000 miles of coastline on Sept. 17 for the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup.

The top five types of trash found during the annual cleanup effort were cigarettes, plastic bottles, beverage lids, plastic bags and food containers.

The report says volunteers found 94,000 balloons, 267,000 items of clothing and 940,000 pieces of food packaging.

The group says thousands of marine mammals, sea turtles, and birds are injured or killed by ocean trash every year.

Experts warn the Pacific Coast could soon also be hit with debris from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year.

Copyright 2016 KWTX   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1643 days ago   Article ID# 1522323

Ocean Conservancy    Visit Website

More News

These are the most dangerous kinds of plastic polluting the ocean

255 days ago From takepart.com 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - ...

Critically endangered seals get a boost in Hawaii

394 days ago From care2.com 

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - ...

Ocean Conservancy Talks Trash... and Solutions

832 days ago From Huffington Post 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - This year, Ocean Conservancy and our partners collected the largest amount of trash in the 28-year history of our International Coastal ...

FGCU Students Spring Into Action To Raise $10,000 For The Ocean Conservancy

940 days ago From Naples Daily News 

NAPLES, FLORIDA - Trails For Tails class comes together for a group photo with some stuffed animals representing the marine life they are raising money for. (Left to Right) ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have recei ...

CVS Employees Collect 11 Tons of Trash

1159 days ago From Environmental Leader 

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO - CVS Caremark employees collected about 11 tons of trash from shorelines across the US in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy in an effort to promote ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Environment News

Action Center

Tell the National Park Service to serve earth-friendly food

Action: Climate Change

More than 23 million meals are served every year at national parks across the country, from Acadia to Yosemite. This makes th ...

New Zealand kea, the world's only alpine parrot, faces extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The world’s only alpine parrot is at threat of extinction in New Zealand as numbers plummet in the face of threats from non-n ...

Deforestation: choking off the earth’s lungs

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation is one of the biggest threats facing our planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 31 percent of land on ea ...

River pollution puts 323m at risk from life-threatening diseases, says UN

Action: Stop Pollution

A week before Russia’s Daldykan river was turned red by a leak from a metals plant, the UN issued a warning as chilling as it ...

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.