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Condoms, dentures, among New Jersey beach trash

Photo Courtesy: Associated Press


SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) - Condoms, hair extensions, a toilet seat, a pink lawn

flamingo and two decorated Christmas trees were among the unusual items volunteers

plucked from New Jersey beaches last year.
The Clean Ocean Action environmental group has released its annual tally of trash

picked up by volunteers along the state's 127-mile (204-kilometer) coastline.
Plastics accounted for more than 52,000 of the nearly 219,000 items collected last year

in spring and fall beach sweeps.
Also among the items were a set of upper dentures, a home pregnancy test (result

unknown), a pitchfork, three mousetraps, a TV remote control, a fake mustache and a

$10 bill.
Not all the items were left behind by careless beachgoers; some washes up from sewer

system overflows during heavy rain.