Clean Ocean Action

2012 Beach Sweep Report

In 2012, 6,926 volunteers collected, tallied, and removed over 350,000 pieces of debris from NJ’s shoreline during Clean Ocean Action’s 27th Annual Beach Sweeps. The majority of the debris removed was disposable plastics—items designed to be used once and thrown away. Plastic, including foam, represents 82.7% of the total waste found. It is clear: disposable plastic items continue to litter beaches, threaten marine life, and impact water quality.


Click here to view the 2012 Annual Beach Sweep Report


49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

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