ICCS 2006 Information

Top 10 Debris Items Found during the 2006 International Coastal Cleanup:

1. Cigarettes/cigarette filters 1,901,519
2. Food wrappers and containers 768,115
3. Caps/lids 704,085
4. Bags 691,048
5. Beverage bottles (plastic) 570,299
6. Beverage bottles (glass) 420,800
7. Cups/plates/forks/knives/spoons 353,217
8. Straws/stirrers 349,653
9. Beverage cans 327,494
10. Cigar tips 186,258

Since 1986, over 6.6 million volunteers have removed a cumulative total of
116,000,000 pounds of debris from the world’s beaches and waterways
including 211,460 miles of shoreline in 127 nations.

More than 350,000 volunteers removed about 7 million pounds of debris from
34,500 miles of coastlines and waterways, along with ocean, river and lake
bottoms, The Ocean Conservancy said in the report, released Thursday.

Sixty-eight countries participated in the day long cleanup last September.
This year’s cleanup is set for Sept. 15.

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