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Beach Clean-ups 2008

Over 75 CMRC volunteers braved the long trip to Jamaica Bay to participate in the CMRC’s 4 beach clean-ups held this season.  Volunteers cleared trash and marine debris from Big Egg Marsh Beach, Memorial Field Beach, and Fort Tilden Beach.  

In total volunteers collected 2,568 pieces of garbage.  The top 4 most common items by percent of total are bags (24.87%), plastic beverage bottles (17.1%), cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons (9.19%) and glass beverage bottles (7.75%).  These top 4 items represent over half (59%) of the total.

 

Tally

ITEMS

TOTAL

% of TOTAL

Plastic Bags

 731

28.47%

 

Ballons

 2

0.08%

 

Beach Umbrella

 3

0.12%

 

Plastic Beverage Bottles

 439

17.10%

 

Glass Beverage Bottles

 199

7.75%

 

Beverage Cans

 77

3.00%

 

Caps, Lids

 152

5.92%

 

Clothing, Shoes

 58

2.26%

 

Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons

 236

9.19%

 

Food Wrappers/Containers

 316

12.31%

 

Pull Tabs

 2

0.08%

 

6pack holders

 1

0.04%

 

Shotgun shells

 2

0.08%

 

Straws, Stirrers

 45

1.75%

 

Styrofoam pieces, small

 44

1.71%

 

Toys

 23

0.90%

 

 

 -

 

 

 

 -

 

 

Bait Containers/Packaging

 19

0.74%

 

Bleach/Cleaner Bottles

 3

0.12%

 

Buoys/Floats

 14

0.55%

 

Crab/Lobster/Fish Traps

 17

0.66%

 

Crates

 -

0.00%

 

Fishing Line

 31

1.21%

 

Fishing Lures/Light Sticks

 5

0.19%

 

Fishing Nets

 3

0.12%

 

Light Bulbs/Tubes

 3

0.12%

 

Oil/Lube Bottles

 6

0.23%

 

Pallets

 2

0.08%

 

Plastic Sheeting/Tarps

 13

0.51%

 

Rope

 14

0.55%

 

Strapping Bands

 5

0.19%

 

 

 -

 

 

 

 -

 

 

CigarettsCigarette Filters

 28

1.09%

 

Cigarette Lighters

 2

0.08%

 

Cigar Tips

 -

0.00%

 

Tobcco Packaging/Wrappers

 6

0.23%

 

Appliances

 1

0.04%

 

Batteries

 -

0.00%

 

Building Materials

 8

0.31%

 

Cars/Car Parts

 3

0.12%

 

55-Gal Drums

 -

0.00%

 

Tires

 2

0.08%

 

 

 -

 

 

 

 -

 

 

Condoms

 2

0.08%

 

Diapers

 3

0.12%

 

Syringes

 1

0.04%

 

Tampons/Tampon Applicators

 8

0.31%

 

 

 -

 

 

Other:

 -

 

 

paper

 4

0.16%

 

sheet

 1

0.04%

 

fire extinguisher

 1

0.04%

 

Grill/Steel Pipe

2

0.08%

 

Beach Chair? (Fiber Glass)

2

0.08%

 

Brass Bell

1

0.04%

 

Life Vest

1

0.04%

 

Styrofoam, large pieces

14

0.55%

 

hub cap

 1

0.04%

 

ribbon

 6

0.23%

 

cosmetics bottle, plastic

 1

0.04%

 

barrette

 1

0.04%

 

cosmetics bottle, glass

 1

0.04%

 

bracelet

 2

0.08%

 

cooler lid, plastic

 1

0.04%

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ITEMS

2,568