MCS Beachwatch 2010 Results

The Marine Conservation Society’s annual beach clean up survey has turned up 6% more pieces of litter than last year. Over the weekend of 18th and 19th September 2010, nearly 5,000 volunteers helped to clean 376 beaches around the UK.

As in previous years, the bulk of litter collected was plastic pieces, making up over half of the total. Encouragingly, cigarette stubs dropped out of the top 10 for the first time, replaced by glass pieces. Overall, the number of items collected per kilometer increased 6% on 2009, and since Beachwatch began in 1994, beach litter has almost doubled.

To find out more about Beachwatch, and download the 2010 report, visit the MSC website.

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