Beach Cleanup Tally: 6 Million Pounds of Trash Last September, the Ocean Conservancy sponsored a worldwide beach cleanup effort. It released its findings this week: 6 million pounds of garbage was cleared from beaches in a single day. Environmentalist Sarah Abramson discusses where this trash comes from and what can be done about it.
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Beach Cleanup Tally: 6 Million Pounds of Trash

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Beach Cleanup Tally: 6 Million Pounds of Trash

Beach Cleanup Tally: 6 Million Pounds of Trash

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Last September, the Ocean Conservancy sponsored a worldwide beach cleanup effort. This week it released its findings: 6 million pounds of garbage was cleared from beaches in a single day. The biggest single source of debris was from smoking materials.

Sarah Abramson of the Los Angeles environmental nonprofit Heal the Bay talks to Jacki Lyden about where this trash comes from and what can be done about it.