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

1758 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 2017 KWTX   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1758 days ago   Article ID# 1522323

Ocean Conservancy    Visit Website

More News

California voters saved the first statewide plastic bag ban

69 days ago From takepart.com 

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - ...

These are the most dangerous kinds of plastic polluting the ocean

369 days ago From takepart.com 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - ...

Critically endangered seals get a boost in Hawaii

509 days ago From care2.com 

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - ...

Ocean Conservancy Talks Trash... and Solutions

947 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

1055 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 ...

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

<< Return To Environment News

Action Center

Climate change is causing Antarctic snows to shrink

Action: Climate Change

Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked here for deca ...

Speak up for Southern African leopards

Action: Wildlife Conservation

All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

The world lost 7% of its pristine forests since 2000

Action: Stop Deforestation

Today, most of the world’s forests are completely altered and only a few intact forests remain. These original forests have b ...

Keep California's rivers clean and clear of mining

Action: Stop Pollution

State officials are considering opening up California's rivers to a reckless form of river mining known as suction dredging. ...

Protect dusky sharks from extinction!

Action: Save Our Oceans

Dusky shark populations are dwindling off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and we can’t afford to let these sleek, iconic m ...

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.