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Ocean Trash Cleanup

These Fishermen Make Chairs From Garbage They Find While Out At Sea

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

Most of us know there are unfortunate amounts of plastic floating about in the world's oceans and that the ubiquitous substance is even making its way...

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

A Tsunami of Trash Reaches Our Shores Every Year

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

You name it, and our volunteers have found it on the beach: toilet seats, washing machines, couches and, of course, the proverbial kitchen sink. This year someone even found a floating 100-pound safe. But no matter what that safe contained, I can tell you this trash is no treasure.

2011 Coastal Cleanup Effort Collects 9 Million Pounds Of Garbage

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volunteers around the world collected nearly 9 million pounds of cigarettes, bottles and other trash during a coastal cleanup c...