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The number of volunteers has significantly increased since 2000. Community groups, Scouts, Guides, schools, community colleges, and municipalities are some of the volunteers that executed a beach clean-up in their area over the past 4 years.
If you would like to know if there is a beach clean-up activity already organized in your area or if you would like to organize one yourself:
For the province of New Brunswick, over 2000 volunteers participated in beach clean-ups. Almost 200 km of beaches were cleaned with a total amount of 15,400 kg of debris collected. Below, is the percentage of debris collected per activity for 2002.
For further information on which type of debris is included in each activity, visit the data card page.
Shoreline and Recreational Activities: Debris from beachgoers, picnics, sports and games, festivals, as well as litter washed from streets, parking lots, and storm drains.
Oceans and Waterway Activities: Debris from recreational fishing and boating; commercial fishing; cargo, military, and cruise ships; and offshore industries such as oil drilling.
Smoking Related Activiites: Littering from smoking activities results in cigarette filters, cigar tips, and tobacco product packaging being discarded carelessly on the ground.
Dumping Activities: Debris from legal and illegal dumping of building materials, large household items, cars and car parts.
Medical/Personal Hygiene: This debris can be left by beachgoers as well as disposed of improperly into toilets and city streets.