Braces, Sex Pills, Fake Eyeball Among Bizarre NJ Beach Trash

Volunteers picked up a record amount of trash from New Jersey's beaches last year, with plastic items dominating the haul.

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This Feb. 6, 2022, photo shows a discarded snack bag on the sand in Sandy Hook, N.J. On March 30, 2022, the Clean Ocean Action environmental group said over 10,000 volunteers picked up over 513,000 pieces of trash from New Jersey's beaches last year, setting a new record. Plastic items accounted for over 82% of the total. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers picked up a record amount of trash from New Jersey’s beaches last year, with plastic items dominating the haul, and bizarre castoffs including male enhancement pills, a set of braces, a glow-in-the-dark condom and a Turkish Airlines hygiene kit found on the sand as well. The Clean Ocean Action coastal environmental group released its annual report Wednesday on the result of the prior year’s beach sweeps. Over 10,000 volunteers…

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