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International Coastal Cleanup Day

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Every year, International Coastal Cleanup Day brings together millions of volunteers with a goal of rallying communities to collect and document the trash that is littering their coastline. This litter cleanup and prevention movement started by the Ocean Conservancy has grown over the last 30 years to include events at beaches, lakes and rivers in more than 100 countries. Why are coastal cleanups important? Water pollution in the form of plastic and toxic chemicals can be harmful to humans by contaminating food and fresh water supplies. Animals can easily mistake litter for food, putting marine wildlife at risk of poisoning….

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