Beach Cleanups

Beach Cleanup Data:

Campus & Coastal Counts:

  • Complied from all beach cleanups throughout the 2018-2020 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.

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: 36,046.3

Total Plastic Items: 31,420

Total Cigarette Butts: 4,300

Total Food Wrappers: 3,730

Total Plastic Beverage Bottles: 1,020

Total Plastic Bags: 1,147

Total Grocery Bags: 513


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.