Ocean Conservancy 2016 Ocean Trash Index

Released by Ocean Conservancy.

Ocean Conservancy has released its 2016 Ocean Trash Index in preparation for the 30th Annual International Coastal Cleanup to be held Saturday, September 17, 2016.
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The report from the 2015 cleanup provides a brief history of the cleanup that started in 1986. The report includes a recap, by country, of how many people participated, the distance of beach cleaned, the weight of trash collected, and the number of items collected. It also includes data on the top ten items collected globally, as well as some weird finds that include a boomerang found in Germany. There are also sections on Science, Partnerships, and Looking Ahead. To read the entire report click here.
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Ocean Conservancy is a grantee of 11th Hour Racing. Many organizations, teams and individuals with ties to 11th Hour Racing will be participating in activities related to beach clean ups and marine debris on September 17 and during the whole month of September. Stay tuned for more from Team 11th Hour Racing and Land Rover BAR!
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Published by: Ocean Conservancy, May 26, 2016.

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