Guernsey south coast beach cleans during Beachwatch weekend 2010

September 25th, 2010 by Events

During Beachwatch weekend Environment Department officer Jan Dockerill collected seaborne litter that had been deposited on the beach at Moulin Huet on Guernsey’s south coast.  Jan Dockerill found there were nearly double the number of plastic bottles and Polystyrene and Polyurethane pieces compared to 2009 but in 2009 the tides and wind direction brought less to the shore.  This is the fifth year Jan Dockerill has been surveying and collecting litter from this bay.

Litter collected by Jan Dockerill at Moulin Huet on Guernsey's south coast (click image to expand - ©Jan Dockerill)

The Adams family regularly clears sea shore litter from neighbouring Saint’s bay.

Seaborne litter collected by the Adams family during Beachwatch weekend (click image to expand - ©Vanessa Crispini-Adams)

Debris from the fishing industry including Nylon rope and twine and pieces of hard plastic dominates the debris collected in Saint’s Bay.  Styrofoam and Polyurethane pieces are a ubiquitous problem.

A close-up image of seaborne litter that was collected by the Adams family in Saint's Bay during Beachwatch weekend (click image to expand - ©Vanessa Crispini-Adams)

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