Record trash collected from New Jersey beaches

April 19th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New Jersey, April 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An audit of the thrash that were picked from the beaches in New Jersey showed that about 475,000 pieces of trash were collected last year. That makes it the record trash that has been collected in the state’s beaches.

More bizarre were some of the things that were picked from the beaches. Some of the items that were collected on the beaches were chronicled in a report which was released on Tuesday by the trash collectors. Amongst them were underwear, plastic Easter egg, fire extinguisher, an MP3 player, television sets, aerosol cans, gas tanks, plastic cow, toilet seats and a bag of heroin.

For 25 years now, Clean Ocean Action has been responsible in cleaning the beaches of New Jersey. The group last year also found kitchen sink and 84 whole tires on the beaches in the state. The cleaners were most concerned with the strands of fishing lines that they found washed ashore.

The report revealed that about 1,300 strands of fishing line were collected from the shore of the beaches. The strands could claim the lives of sea creatures that become trapped in them.

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