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http://www.oceanconservancy.org/who-we-are/newsroom/2014/more-than-12-million-pounds.html More Than 12 Million Pounds of Trash Collected During International Coastal Cleanup Cleanup across globe produces the highest total amount of trash ever collected in the event?s 28-year history and serves as a call to action by Ocean Conservancy Media Contact: Cindy Yeast (202) 236-5413 email@example.com Photos and b-roll video available to reporters upon request May 21, 2014 Washington, DC The total amount of trash picked up during the 28th year of Ocean Conservancy?s International Coastal Cleanup weighed more than 12 million pounds, the most ever collected in the event?s history, according to a report on the Cleanup and its data released today. This new total is an indicator of the tremendous amount of ocean trash found on shorelines and in the ocean and waterways around the globe. The data were collected last fall during the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup, the largest annual volunteer effort aimed at improving the health of the ocean. While the report and the information it contains is a celebration of a truly international volunteer effort to rid the world?s beaches of trash and debris, Ocean Conservancy also is using this occasion to make a worldwide appeal to find solutions to stopping ? at its many sources ? the trash that ends up in the ocean.
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http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/2014-ocean-trash-index.html INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP 2014 Ocean Trash Index Download the data collected during the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup. The Ocean Trash Index presents state-by-state and country-by-country data about ocean trash collected and tallied by volunteers around the world on one day each fall during Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup®. Volunteers have collected data since 1986, and the numbers are used to raise awareness, identify hotspots for debris or unusual trash events, and inform policy solutions. Cleanups alone can?t solve this pollution problem. Nevertheless, the Ocean Trash Index provides a snapshot of what's trashing our ocean so we can work to prevent specific items from reaching the water in the first place. Want to do more? Join the fight for a healthy ocean by taking the pledge to help turn the tide on ocean trash. http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/marine-debris/icc-data-2014.pdf