International Coastal Cleanup 2014 - Beaches around the Kiel fjord - Germany
Message from the volunteers: We cleaned most of the beaches (13,5km) around the Kiel fjord with 18 groups of altogether more than 500 volunteers. Most of these beaches are cleaned regularly during the bathing season, which means until the end of September. Therefore, our beaches are relatively clean.Since the Baltic Sea has hardly any tide and little surf, little waste is washed ashore. Most of the waste is left behind by the people on the beach. You wouldn't see the difference on first sight.
We collected 423kg of trash Our top five are: 33.231 cigarette butts, 5.168 food wrappers, 4.220 glass shards (there's no category for shards on the form), 3.310 other plastic/foam packaging, 1.790 Bottle caps (metal)
School classes come here to learn about the habitat of the Baltic Sea and about the oceans. Plastic waste is always an issue. Therefore,many classes were involved in the cleanup. We raised some money so we could provide some equipment for the groups: lots of bukets, gloves, garbage bags, scales and sorting tarps. The sorting tarps are big tarps of 1,5 m x 6 m. On the tarps the main categories are glued asplaceholders. So you always know, where to put all the items.
International Coastal Cleanup 2015 - Project Blue Sea - Island Langeoog, Germany
Cleanup Location: Island Langeoog, Germany The team collected about 400kg mainly plastic ;-) 9 People, 8 hours on the beach.