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Picking Up Trash Along the Coast

A group of students pick up trash along the coast of Guyana during the Ocean Conservancy's 2012 Coastal Cleanup.
Amanda Richards
A group of students pick up trash along the coast of Guyana during the Ocean Conservancy's 2012 Coastal Cleanup, which it organizes in countries around the world every year. In 2013, nearly 650,000 people in 44 U.S. states and over 90 countries around the globe came together to remove 12,329,332 pounds of trash from 12,914 miles of coast and beach. Learn more about the problem of ocean plastic, and get involved in this year's cleanup.