Ten Things Kids Want Us to Know About Trash on Beaches and Oceans

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Excerpt from Ocean Conservancy, International Coastal Clean-Up 2010

Fourth-graders in New York City conducted cleanups at a local beach and tallied every item they found on Ocean Conservancy’s data card, an experience shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

They shared their findings with us, and we’d like to share them with you. Here are just a few of their observations, presented just as they’ve written them:

1. I was heartbroken. Pollution is ruining the beauty of beaches around the world. -Jocelyn

2. Waves lap at the shore and horseshoe crabs swarm like bees on land and sea. The only thing that distracts you from this beautiful scene is the garbage. Toys, food wrappers, clothing, you name it! -Clara…

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The data are not in yet but Cleanups and data collection continue through October: Ocean Conservancy about the 25th International Coastal Clean-up Day, held worldwide on September 25th, 2010; Ocean Conservancy