Trash Trends

Since early 2016 we’ve been keeping detailed records of what we find on our beach cleans. We attempted counting each item found, but realized this didn’t work well with significant numbers of items found – especially plastics and styrofoam.

We’ve learned a lot and have refined our counting and data recording methods and as of June 2018 we will now record our findings as follows:

Styrofoam – measured by volume
Hard plastics – measured by weight
Soft plastics – measured by volume
Plastic bottles – measured by no. of
Cigarettes – measured by no. of
Fishing/Aquaculture – measured by no. of
Overall weight = kg


Learn more about the Love Your Beach Clean Program.

Cumulative totals for our

Top Trash Trends!