Where does litter come from? People! –Ashore –Afloat
Where does litter come from? The Marine Conservation Society runs a survey of beach litter every year. The four main sources of beach litter are from the public, fishing, sewage and shipping Source: Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Survey 2009
Where does litter come from? Public litter – 41.5% - 768 items per km –Includes crisp and sweet packets, fast food packaging and cigarette stubs, left behind by careless coastal visitors, or dropped inland and carried by rivers and winds to the coast. Source: Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Survey 2009
Where does litter come from? Fishing litter – 15.1% - 279 items per km –Includes discarded or lost angling and commercial items such as fishing nets, fishing line, ropes, weights/hooks and buoys. Some items of public litter may have come from fishing boats. Source: Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Survey 2009
Where does litter come from? Sewage Related Debris – 5.4% - 101 items per km –Includes sanitary items flushed down the toilet like cotton bud sticks. Source: Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Survey 2009
Where does litter come from? Shipping litter - 2% - 37 items per km –Includes items such as pallets, strapping bands and oil drums. Some items of public litter may have come from ships. Source: Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Survey 2009
Ships Ships are not the worst polluters. They are more than dots on the horizon. They carry more than 90% of the stuff you buy. They carry stuff that would otherwise go by road. What sorts of ships are there, and what do they do?
Ships Some tankers carry crude oil – lots of it! Some ships carry cargo
Ships Some tankers carry refined oil Some ships carry cargo
Ships Some tankers carry refined oil to the fuel tanks in Plymouth, reducing road haulage, and keeping local petrol prices low Some ships carry cargo
Ships Some ships carry cargo Container ships carry fridges, TVs, footballs, food, shoes and lots more besides
Ships Some ships carry cargo And some container ships are smaller than others
Ships Some ships carry cargo This one carries bulk cargo like grain or fertiliser
Ships Some ships carry cargo Car transporters carry cars – really!
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