Beachwatch 2013 finds

This year's Big Weekend event was on Sunday 22nd September between 10 and 12 and covered 300m of beach. Nineteen volunteers took part and a total of 2490 items were recovered, amongst them a burnt out sofa and a birdcage.

Plastic
4/6 pack yokes: 
 5
Bags (including supermarket): 
 10
Bottles - drinks: 
 29
Bottle/containers - Food: 
 7
Bottles/containers - Toiletries: 
 1
Caps/lids: 
 240
Cigarette lighters/tobacco pouches: 
 14
Combs/hair brushes/sunglasses: 
 6
Crisp/sweet/lolly/sandwich wrappers: 
 251
Cutlery/trays/straws/cups: 
 176
Fishing line (anglers): 
 52
Fishing net & net pieces < 50cm: 
 19
Fishing net & net pieces > 50cm: 
 2
Industrial packaging/crates/sheeting: 
 1
Mesh bags: 
 1
Pens: 
 7
Rope diameter > 1cm: 
 51
String & cord diameter < 1cm: 
 47
Shoes/sandals: 
 1
Shotgun cartridges: 
 3
Strapping bands: 
 35
Toys/party poppers/fireworks/dummies: 
 3
Plastic pieces < 2.5cm: 
 215
Plastic pieces > 2.5cm: 
 298
Other (specify below): 
 6
Other description: 
plug, drain pipe, rucksack, coat hanger, headphones, part of a litter picker!
Polystyrene
Fast food containers/cups: 
 8
Foam/sponge/insulation: 
 41
Packaging: 
 1
Polystyrene pieces < 50cm: 
 28
Other (specify below): 
 1
Other description: 
buoyancy aid
Rubber
Balloons/balloon string: 
 4
Gloves (lightweight): 
 1
Rubber pieces < 50cm: 
 18
Cloth
Cloth pieces: 
 35
Clothing/shoes/beach towels: 
 1
Sacking: 
 1
Other (specify below): 
 2
Other description: 
hair bobble, shoe inside

 

Metal
BBQs (disposables): 
 1
Bottle caps: 
 91
Drink cans: 
 16
Fishing weights/hooks/lures: 
 2
Foil wrappers: 
 14
Food cans: 
 1
Scrap/metal appliances/paint tins: 
 2
Household batteries: 
 3
Wire/wire mesh/metal pieces: 
 40
Other (specify below): 
 5
Other description: 
3xbolt, pipe, bird cage
Medical
Plasters: 
 1
Other (specify below): 
 2
Other description: 
2x dog chew
Sanitary
Cotton bud sticks: 
 14
Nappies: 
 1
Tampon applicators/tampons: 
 3
Towels/panty liners/backing strips: 
 7
Wet wipes: 
 7
Other (specify below): 
 32
Other description: 
30x tissue, 1x hair extension, 1x makeup
Animal faeces
Not in bags: 
 1
Paper
Bags: 
 4
Cardboard: 
 18
Carton/purepak: 
 4
Carton/tetrapak: 
 1
Cigarette packets: 
 11
Cigarette stubs: 
 103
Cups: 
 1
Newspapers/magazines: 
 4
Other (specify below): 
 126
Other description: 
126x paper pieces
Wood
Pallets/crates: 
 4
Ice lolly sticks/chip forks: 
 151
Wood pieces (not twigs etc.): 
 117
Other (specify below): 
 6
Other description: 
broomstick, burnt out sofa, 4x bbq coal
Glass
Bottles: 
 4
Glass pieces: 
 80
Pottery/ceramic
Any pottery or ceramic: 
 5