Marine litter in the arctic

Beach clean results are in...

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The results are in. The rubbish has all been counted and classified. These are the results from Narwhal's 'Clean up the Arctic' expedition. A massive congratulations and thank you to all of the crew who participated in the expedition and did such an amazing job removing a shocking amount of litter from some truly beautiful beaches. Great work!

 

A beach by beach breakdown of the marine litter collected on Narwhal's 'Clean up the arctic' expedition

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Vettoya - A lot of fishing related item

 Litl Angeroya - plastic litter dominates

Litl Angeroya - plastic litter dominates

 Skellingneset - So many oil containers

Skellingneset - So many oil containers

 Landegoode - A lot of discarded metal here including an old oven

Landegoode - A lot of discarded metal here including an old oven

 

Marine litter clean-up totals

 What the litter was made of

What the litter was made of

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Expedition route and beaches where surveys and cleans were under taken

All of our beach surveys were under taken using the OSPAR beach survey guidelines. We would like to make this data available to anyone undertaking research or action to tackle the problem of plastic pollution. If you are a researcher and interested in the full breakdown of all of the beach litter that we found we would be happy to share this, just contact us.