How much plastic did volunteers pick up in the International Coastal Cleanup?By Don Loepp | May 14, 2013 11:01 am ET | Comments
Plastic products get a lot of the blame when it comes to marine debris and litter. So what are the facts?I touched on this topic last week when I wrote: "By volume, single-use grocery bags are not a huge part of litter and marine debris. Look at the results of any beach cleanup, and you'll see that bags are way down the list of problem products." ("Time running out to block bag bans.")Was I right? I guess it depends on what you consider "way down the list," but I'm going to say no, at least not this year.Today, the Ocean Conservancy released the results of its
The Top 10 items found in the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup.