- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) - Environmentalists say plastics led the debris picked up during New Jersey’s annual beach sweep.

Clean Ocean Action says volunteers removed over 325,000 pieces of debris last year from the tip of Cape May to the Raritan Bay shore.

Plastics, including foam, represented nearly 76 percent of the total waste found.

But volunteers also collected offbeat items including a hospital bed, grave marker, metal scooter, refrigerator and a cash register drawer.

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