Bait Containers/Packaging___________________________
Bleach/Cleaner Bottles______________________________
Buoys/Floats____...
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Who's Trashing Our Oceans? Be a Data Detective!

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Icc Data Detective Poster English

  1. 1. Bait Containers/Packaging___________________________ Bleach/Cleaner Bottles______________________________ Buoys/Floats______________________________________ Crab/Lobster/Fish Traps_____________________________ Crates____________________________________________ Fishing Line________________________________________ Fishing Lures/Light Sticks____________________________ Fishing Nets_________________________________________ Light Bulbs/Tubes_____________________________________ Oil/Lube Bottles______________________________________ Pallets______________________________________________ Plastic Sheeting/Tarps_________________________________ Rope_______________________________________________ Strapping Bands______________________________________ OCEAN/WATERWAY ACTIVITIES (Debris from recreational/commercial fishing and boat/vessel operations) Cigarettes/Cigarette Filters___________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Cigarette Lighters___________________________________ Cigar Tips_________________________________________ Tobacco Packaging/Wrappers_________________________ Please pick up all debris found on the beach. Record information on only the items listed below. Keep a count of your items using tick marks and enter the item total in the box. Example: Beverage Cans____________8 SMOKING-RELATED ACTIVITIES Appliances (refrigerators, washers, etc.)____________________ Batteries_____________________________________________ Building Materials_____________________________________ Cars/Car Parts_______________________________________ 55-Gal. Drums________________________________________ Tires________________________________________________ DUMPING ACTIVITIES © 2005 The Ocean Conservancy IIII III www.oceanconservancy.org Bags______________________________________________ Balloons___________________________________________ Beverage Bottles (plastic) 2 liters or less_________________ __________________________________________________ Beverage Bottles (glass)______________________________ Beverage Cans______________________________________ Caps, Lids__________________________________________ Clothing, Shoes_____________________________________ SHORELINE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES (Debris from beach-goers, sports/games, festivals, litter from streets/storm drains, etc.) Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons_______________________ Food Wrappers/Containers_____________________________ ____________________________________________________ Pull Tabs____________________________________________ 6-Pack Holders_______________________________________ Shotgun Shells/Wadding_______________________________ Straws, Stirrers_______________________________________ Toys________________________________________________ Condoms__________________________________________ Diapers____________________________________________ Syringes___________________________________________ Tampons/Tampon Applicators_________________________ MEDICAL/PERSONAL HYGIENE ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ DEBRIS ITEMS OF LOCAL CONCERN (Identify and count 3 other items found that concern you) ITEMS COLLECTED Human-made debris, trash and litter... ◆ Harms the environment & wildlife ◆ Causes communities to lose money ◆ Threatens human health & safety ◆ Looks bad! Think about where all this debris comes from and how we can prevent it! For Your Safety 1. Do not go near any large barrels or drums. 2. Be careful with sharp objects and syringes. 3. Wear gloves and closed-toe shoes. 4. Stay out of the dunes and natural areas. 5. Watch out for wildlife. 6. Don’t lift anything too heavy. Thank you for being part of the International Coastal Cleanup today! Please take a moment to review the information below to make sure your cleanup experience is safe and productive! The Ocean Conservancy will analyze the data you collect today to determine what activities are likely to be causing the debris in your area. For instance, a potato chip bag may indicate picnickers, while a 1-quart oil bottle probably came from a boat, and a strapping band likely from a cargo ship. The information on your data cards will be used to help citizens, community groups and schools, municipalities, business and industry, and government agencies develop solutions for pollution problems associated with coastal and water-borne debris. Filling out your data card as accurately as possible will lead to better debris solutions for your community! Debris Items of Local Concern: Debris not listed on the Data Card but which may be prevalent at your location. List and count up to 3 additional items of debris that you are finding and that are of particular concern to you. This site-specific information can be used by your local cleanup organizers to help create solutions for your community’s unique debris problems. Cleanup Tips ◆ Collect data as a team, with one person recording items on the data cards, while others collect and bag the trash. ◆ Bag ALL the debris you find on the beach and shoreline (above and below the water), but record information only on the items specifically listed on the data card. ◆ Use tick marks ( ) to keep count of your items and enter the total in the box to the left of each debris item. ◆ Use only numbers to record quantities. Do not write words such as “Lots” or “Many.” ◆ Leave natural items like driftwood or seaweed on the beach. Avoid stepping on dune plants and grass. Who’s Trashing the Oceans and Waterways? Be a Data Detective! llll lll This debris can be left by beachgoers as well as disposed of improperly into toilets and city streets. Because medical and hygiene debris often enters the waste stream through sewer systems, its presence on the beach can indicate the presence of other, unseen pollutants. The littering of cigarette filters, cigar tips, and tobacco product packaging is common on land and sea. Debris from beachgoers, picnics, sports and games, festivals, as well as litter washed from streets, parking lots, and storm drains. Debris from recreational fishing and boating; commercial fishing; cargo, military, and cruise ships; and offshore industries such as oil drilling. Debris from legal and illegal dumping of building materials or large household items. © 2005 The Ocean Conservancy Smoking-Related Activities Ocean/Waterway Activities: Shoreline and Recreational Activities: Dumping Activities: Human-made debris, trash and litter... ◆ Harms the environment & wildlife ◆ Threatens human health & safety ◆ Causes communities to lose money ◆ Looks bad! Think about where all this debris comes from and how we can prevent it! The Ocean Conservancy website: www.oceanconservancy.org International Coastal Cleanup email: cleanup@oceanconservancyva.org Medical/Personal Hygiene 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Chlorine free.

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