Beach clean-up part 1

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On Tuesday 7 February, first year A block marine scientists went to Esquimalt Lagoon and did a beach clean-up.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but a bit windy.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves though, and we performed a valuable service.  The table below contains the list of items we removed from the beach.

Type of garbage

Number

Styrofoam bits 435
Plastic pieces 348
Straws / stirrers 26
Caps, lids 65
Six-pack holders 2
Coffee cups 19
Coffee cup lids 28
Plastic utensils 13
Lollipop sticks 6
Food wrappers 30
Plastic beverage bottles 18
Glass beverage bottles 8
Bags 19
Balloons 4
Rope 21
Nets 1
Cigarettes / filters 10
Tobacco packs / wrappers 9
Lighters 12
Syringes 6
Tampons / applicators 14
Condoms 3
Clothing 5
Shoes 4
Shotgun shells 18
Toys 5
Shoe liners 2
Gas bottle 1
Pair of glasses 1
Bags of dog poop 9
Dog leash 1
Rubber tube 1
Bait can 1
Big iron stick 1
Beer cans 4
Fabric 2
Pen 1
Ketchup package 6
Pop can tab 1
Ribbon 1
Fireworks 1

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