Beach Cleanup Data:
Campus & Coastal Counts:
Complied from all beach cleanups throughout the 2018-2021 school year.
The most common items found were cigarette butts, plastic bottle caps, and food wrappers.
If you lined the cigarette butts end to end, the distance would equal the length 4 blue whales.
The above graphs include the most common items found.
This project is ongoing and updated data from the 2020-2021 school year will be added shortly.
Coastal vs. Campus:
Over 90% of items collected were plastic.
More items were found on the coastline than campus.
Other items included rubber, other types of construction material, and fireworks.
Collected From Cleanups:
Total Items: 38,541.3
Total Plastic Items: 32,945
Total Cigarette Butts: 4,395
Total Food Wrappers: 3,987
Total Plastic Beverage Bottles: 1,063
Total Plastic Bags: 1,271
Total Grocery Bags: 529
Total plastic weight: 348.68 pounds
Total weight: 1,808.79 pounds
The total weight removed equals approximately 2 adult manatees. The total plastic weight removed equals approximately 3 adult giant octopuses.