Cockleridge (nr Bantham beach) - Survey 18 Sep 2016

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  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. Only clean a beach that is local to you (within 5 miles) – we don’t want to encourage anyone to travel
  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: Stuart Watts
Organisation:
Survey window: GBBC
Date of survey: 18/09/2016
Time of survey: 15:00
Number of volunteers: 12
Length of beach surveyed (m): 100
Width of beach surveyed (m): 10
Number of bags collected: 7.0
Weight of bags collected (kg): 15.00
Total number of items: 913
Average items / m: 9.13

Material Types

MATERIAL Total no. of items Items per m % of total
Plastic/Polysterene: 822 8.22 90.0
Rubber: 4 0.04 0.4
Cloth: 12 0.12 1.3
Pottery/Ceramics: 0 0.00 0.0
Metal: 45 0.45 4.9
Medical waste: 2 0.02 0.2
Sanitary waste: 3 0.03 0.3
Faeces: 1 0.01 0.1
Paper/Cardboard: 8 0.08 0.9
Wood (machined): 10 0.10 1.1
Glass: 6 0.06 0.7
Pollutants: 0 0.00 0.0
TOTAL: 913

Sources

SOURCE Total no. of items Items per m % of total
Public: 308 3.08 33.7
Fishing: 176 1.76 19.3
Shipping: 26 0.26 2.8
Sewage related debris: 3 0.03 0.3
Fly-tipped: 1 0.01 0.1
Medical: 2 0.02 0.2
Non-sourced: 397 3.97 43.5
TOTAL: 913