Based on the International Coastal Cleanup communities across the world document and remove trash from beaches and waterways. The sheer scale of the plastic trash collected in 24 hours illustrates the scale of the planet's plastic pollution problem.
2.4 million cigarette butts documented and collected in coastal areas over a 24-hour period. 1.7 million food wrappers and 1.6 million plastic bottles were also collected. Trash cleaned up on beaches worldwide in a special 24-hour cleanup event.
Along with cigarette butts, food wrappers, and plastic bottles, the other trash collected on the beaches worldwide are plastic bottle caps, plastic grocery bags, other plastic bags, straws, stirrers, plastic takeaway or takeout containers, plastic lids, and Foam takeout or takeaway containers that pollute the beaches and cause planet's plastic pollution.