2 Million Cigarette Butts Lead The Top 10 Ocean Trash List

Posted: May 16 2013, 8:50am CDT | by , Updated: May 16 2013, 8:54am CDT , in Other Stuff


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2 million Cigarette Butts Lead The Top 10 Ocean Trash List

The Ocean conservancy group has published the top 10 list of items found in the international coastal cleanup effort. Damn You Smokers!

We know that our planet's oceans are full of trash. Know we know the top 10 items in the ocean trash. The International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy not only helped clean the oceans, but they also analyzed the trash and noted its location. Now the group has a released the top 10 trash items led by over 2 million cigarette butts. On second place are 1.1 million food wrappers and on third we find 1 million beverage bottles.

So smoking is not only bad for your health. Way to many cigarette butts are landing in our oceans.

More details and a larger view of the info graphic plus ways to support the Ocean Conservancy can be found here.

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