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Group to Release Results of Annual Beach Sweep

Environmentalists are set to release the results of New Jersey’s annual beach sweep.

 

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Looking inside the dumpster holding collected items at Clean Ocean Action’s Sandy Hook event in 2012. (Clean Ocean Action)

Thursday’s event will highlight the spectrum from the mundane to the unusual.

Clean Ocean Action last year counted 351,781 items of trash collected on more than 60 beaches from the tip of Cape May to the Raritan Bay shore.

Cigarette filters and plastics usually make up the most debris.

But it’s the offbeat items that usually get the most attention. During previous sweeps, volunteers have found a Yoda doll head; a shopping cart; several whole lemons, an orange and a watermelon; a plastic policeman and a rubber fish.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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