Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln - Survey 25 Sep 2020

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Where possible, we are happy for volunteers to run small, private beach cleans with their family or allocated bubble, but please always check and follow national and local guidelines around lock down restrictions, along with the following rules:

 

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

Survey data summary

Organiser: Marta Marcote
Organisation:
Survey window: Autumn 2020
Date of survey: 25/09/2020
Time of survey: 16:00
Number of volunteers: 18
Length of beach surveyed (m): 100
Width of beach surveyed (m): 50
Number of bags collected: 1.0
Weight of bags collected (kg): 6.00
Total number of items: 203
Average items / m: 2.03

Material Types

MATERIAL Total no. of items Items per m % of total
Plastic/Polysterene: 54 0.54 26.6
Rubber: 0 0.00 0.0
Cloth: 4 0.04 2.0
Pottery/Ceramics: 0 0.00 0.0
Metal: 119 1.19 58.6
Medical waste: 1 0.01 0.5
Sanitary waste: 3 0.03 1.5
Faeces: 4 0.04 2.0
Paper/Cardboard: 5 0.05 2.5
Wood (machined): 13 0.13 6.4
Glass: 0 0.00 0.0
Pollutants: 0 0.00 0.0
TOTAL: 203

Sources

SOURCE Total no. of items Items per m % of total
Public: 52 0.52 25.6
Fishing: 16 0.16 7.9
Shipping: 2 0.02 1.0
Sewage related debris: 3 0.03 1.5
Fly-tipped: 2 0.02 1.0
Medical: 1 0.01 0.5
Non-sourced: 127 1.27 62.6
TOTAL: 203