About 100 people helped with the cleanup Saturday, said Adrian Midwood, executive director of Plastic Oceans Canada.
After volunteers grabbed pickers and bags, they combed the shoreline for every piece of man-made trash they could find, to be counted and mapped out so that data can be submitted to researchers and government.
Among the thousands of pieces of trash, they collected were 550 cigarette butts, 350 food wrappers, 77 six-pack holders and 70 bottle caps, Midwood said. He noted that the number of straws (70 collected) and plastic utensils (15) were down significantly from previous years. All of the trash will be locally processed and recycled.
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