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Ocean Conservancy Report Highlights 10 Common Types of Trash Found on Beaches

Cigarette butts, food wrappers and plastic beverage bottles top the list.

A new report from Ocean Conservancy tracked the amount of trash found and cleaned up on beaches around the globe in a 24-hour period. In California alone, the trash collected weighed a total of 840,000 pounds.

Top items collected include cigarette butts, food wrappers and plastic beverage bottles.

NBC Southern California has more:

A new report from Ocean Conservancy shows just how much trash beach visitors are leaving behind in California. Researchers tracked the amount of trash removed from beaches in a 24-hour period -- in California alone, the items collected weighed an astonishing 840,000 pounds.

Below, we have a look at the top-10 most common pieces of trash found on beaches during the organization’s one day, worldwide cleanup and how many pieces of each item were collected.

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