- 6,800,000 pounds of debris, 11.4 million items overall
- 3,200,000 million cigarette butts (1.3 million in the US alone)
- 1,400,000 million plastic bags
- 942,000 food wrappers and containers
- 937,000 caps and lids
- 26,585 tires
- 19,500 fishing nets in the United Kingdom
- 11,000 diapers in the Philippines
Of the 104 participating countries, the US supplied about half the volunteers.
Read more in the SF Chronicle (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/03/10/national/a090043D65.DTL) or at www.oceanconservancy.org.