Top Ten Types of Debris Littering the Oceans, 2012
Updated February 12, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
The 2012 International Coastal Cleanup involved 561,633 volunteers in a worldwide effort that removed 10.15 million pounds of garbage from our oceans.
|Rank||Debris items||Total |
|3.||Beverage bottles (plastic)||1,065,171|
|8.||Beverage bottles (glass)||521,730|
Source: The Ocean Conservancy. Web: www.oceanconservancy.org .
|Water Supply of the World||Environment||America's Ten Most Endangered Rivers, 2006|
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