Plastics still top the list of litter collected along the shoreline in New Jersey, US. But the number of plastic bags and straws has dropped in the wake of the state’s bag ban. The vast majority of the 376,969 items littering the beaches from Perth Amboy to Cape May were plastics, according to the 2022 Beach Sweeps report released by Clean Ocean Action in late March 2023. While plastics comprised 82% of the litter collected, the report says the number of plastic straws and bags actually decreased this year.

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