Plastic/polystyrene pieces and packets collected from beaches in the UK 2015-2019

This statistic shows the average number of plastic / polystyrene pieces and packets collected per 100 meters of beach in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2019. The number of plastic/polystyrene pieces of litter collected from beaches increased until 2017. Since then, numbers have been decreasing and amounted to 143 per 100 meters in 2019.

Average number of plastic or polystyrene pieces and packets* collected per 100 meters of beach in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Plastic/polystyrene pieces are 0-50 cm in size, packets include crisp, lolly, sweet and sandwich packaging

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