Acehnese children played Thursday near a house on which a boat landed in 2004 after it was swept away by a tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The house and boat have been preserved as a monument. Associated Press
Three months after the tsunami, the UNDP started a $40.5 million recycling program that employed 400,000 temporary workers to pluck wood and stone from the rubble and use the materials to rebuild roads and houses as well as to make furniture. The recycled waste was used to reconstruct 62 miles of roads and manufacture 12,000 pieces of wooden furniture, Mangkusubroto said.
via Ten years on, where did all the tsunami debris go? – December 22, 2014.
In total, the researchers counted over 1,500 observations of deep-sea debris, at dive sites from Vancouver Island to the Gulf of California, and as far west as the Hawaiian Islands. In the recent paper, the researchers focused on seafloor debris in and around Monterey Bay—an area in which MBARI conducts over 200 research dives a year. In this region alone, the researchers noted over 1,150 pieces of debris on the seafloor. (source)
via Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash : TreeHugger.