Wow, New York dumps a lot of garbage in their waters and New Jersey gets it all. Thanks, Empire State!
A group called Clean Ocean Action released their 2010 clean-up results on Tuesday and while it was a record-breaking year, it still stinks.
8,372 volunteers scoured 70 beaches of two days last spring and fall and they found mostly plastic but a few really strange items, too.
There was an antique sewing machine in Cape May. There was a full size ice machine in Sandy Hook. There was also a coin-sorting machine, a fire extiguisher, a Razor scooted, TVs, a cap for the bed of a pickup truck, and… the kitchen sink (literally).
Cindy Zipf, of Clean Ocean Action, has announced another beach sweep for Earth Month on April 30 from 9a.m. to noon. So, if you were disgusted by this article, go help them out!
Check out more of the story on NJ.com: Volunteers pick up 475K pieces of garbage on dozens of N.J. beaches in two days | NJ.com.
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