tailed inventory, we have a better idea.”
The event draws around 12 million people every year.
The 2016 Coastal Cleanup catalogued 1,863,838 cigarette butts; 1,578,834 plastic bottles, and 822,227 plastic bottle caps. Also part of the top 10 items collected in 2016 were food wrappings, plastic grocery bags, straws, and foam take-away containers.
For years, cigarette butts have been the number one item taken from the beaches on International Coastal Cleanup Day, according to Ocean Conservancy.
“On Kauai, our coastal environment is different than in