WASHINGTON — The American Plastics Council and the Center for Marine Conservation kicked off a waterfront cleanup program July 28.
The program began in Ocean City, N.J., and will include five other waterfront communities, each with different problems the groups intend to study, said Candy Score, a spokeswoman for Washington-based APC.
The effort will produce a toolbox of techniques communities can use to combat waterfront litter, Score said. It will include public service announcements, news releases, stickers and banners.
Besides Ocean City's resort-community litter problems, the effort will target boating activities in Pinellas County, Fla., tourism in Pinones, Puerto Rico, commercial fishing in Honolulu, sewage discharge that stirs up litter in San Francisco and random litter in Lake Charles, La.
Score said CMC chose the locations. She declined to say how much APC is spending on the effort.