Now, when we say fishing equipment, we do not mean the fishing industry in general. That is a whole other kettle of fish! We are talking about discarded or broken fishing lines that are left on the beach from beach fishing.
Clean Beach Initiative volunteers find a lot of straws on the beach in Barcelona, especially during the sunnier months.
Microplastics, whilst small in size, are just as dangerous as their larger counterparts. The quantity of microplastic in the sea is especially noticeable after a storm. The storms drudge up all the waste from the bottom of the sea and dispose of it on the beach. When this occurs, the Clean Beach Initiative Crew often do longer clean ups, or hold emergency one-off events to capture the waste before it re-enters the sea.
Cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles have been grouped together because they’re often found simultaneously.
The first villain in our list, yes you guessed it, it’s of course cigarette butts! Cigarette Butts are the most collected item during the beach clean up, by far!
Over the next five weeks we will post our top five rubbish villains along with their supervillain counterparts. Keep reading to see if you agree with our selection!