Booz Allen employees to join Ocean Conservancy for 2012 International Coastal Cleanup.

Booz Allen employees volunteer for International Coastal Cleanup

On Saturday, September 15, more than 430 Booz Allen employees, along with their families and friends, will join the nonprofit Ocean Conservancy for International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), a massive worldwide volunteer effort held each year to protect and improve the health of global waterways and oceans.

ICC volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities will collect and remove trash from beaches, rivers, lakefronts, and waterways throughout the world, document what they find, and help change behaviors that produce marine debris. This year, Booz Allen volunteers will help pick up trash and debris at 24 sites across the country.

During the 2011 ICC, nearly 600,000 individuals collected more than 9 million pounds of trash along over 20,000 miles of coastlines in 153 countries and locations. The greatest contributors toward marine debris – comprising 80 percent of all trash found – were:

* Cigarettes

* Caps and lids

* Plastic beverage bottles

* Plastic bags

* Food wrappers/containers

* Cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons

* Glass beverage bottles

* Straws/stirrers

* Beverage cans

* Paper bagsread more