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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

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