New York State Beach Cleanup

Sponsored by the American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter

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DATA IS NOW COMING IN FOR THE
2018 NYS BEACH CLEANUP

 


To see the results, click HERE.

 


 

During the 2017 NYS Beach Cleanup 5,025 volunteers
in 26 counties removed 34,548 pounds of debris
along 191 miles of shoreline.

 

Below is a list of the top twelve (Dirty Dozen) items found during the
2017 New York State Beach Cleanup.

 

Dirty Dozen
ItemAmount
Cigarette Butts31,916
Plastic Pieces30,203
Bottle Caps (Plastic)20,611
Food Wrappers (Candy, Chips, etc.)18,295
Foam Pieces16,532
Glass Pieces13,798
Beverage Bottles (Plastic)11,094
Straws, Stirrers10,217
Bottle Caps (Metal)8,543
Grocery Bags (Plastic)7,722
Beverage Bottle (Glass)7,620
Other Plastic Bags7,519



To find out more about how the New York State Beach Cleanup works, click here!

Ocean Conservancy: Organizes/supports the state and country coordinators.
State Coordinator: Organizes the Cleanup at the state level.
Country Coordinator: Organizes the Cleanup at the country level.
Site/Beach Captain: Oversees the Cleanup at a single location/site