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The top 10 Items that are polluting our oceans

July 22nd, 2013
in:Nature
by:Sara Jabril
located in:USA, China, Russia, India, United Kingdom, France, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Australia
tags:Coastal Cleanup, Ocean Conservancy, oceans, plastic, pollution, trash, waste

Planet Earth has a plastic problem. Particularly our oceans are becoming increasingly polluted with plastic and general waste, which is why the Ocean Conservancy hosted an international cleanup event last year.

Over half a million volunteers participated in the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup, covering a distance of nearly 18,000 miles. Not only did the findings of last year’s cleanup show the pressing necessity of saving our coasts from further pollution, which has been allowed to progress to horrific levels, but they also revealed the impact our everyday lives and the products we use have on the environment. The Ocean Conservancy compiled a list of the top 10 items that were found. Five out of ten are plastic products.

The next scheduled International Coastal Cleanup is due to take place on the 21st of September 2013.

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