Louisiana Beaches Rank 20th in Terms of Trash Collected, Ocean Conservancy Reports

Author: Benjamin Alexander-Bloch [NOLA.com]

A Ocean Conservancy report released Tuesday provides a snapshot of trash found along the ocean and waterways throughout the country and world. In terms of the United Stated, Louisiana was 20th in the country in terms of the weight of trash collected.

The numbers are based on the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 15, 2012. Louisiana also fell about in the middle of the national pack in terms of the amount volunteers for its Sept. 15 cleanup program and the average number of pounds collected per volunteer. 

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