Balnakeil plastic pollution report 04-12-2019

We have just entered winter in the NW of Scotland and as there is never two similar years, this winter has only moderate rate of plastic pollution, oscillating quickly between 2 and 4 kg/day. These rates are close to the average pollution rate of Balnakeil Bay (c. 3kg/day ~ 1t/year).
In a sense, the weather was different with almost a full month of winds from the NE. Consequently we recover about 350 kg on the East and North-East facing coves. Sometimes with surprisingly 80 kg in a single cove close to Cannaebeinne.
This will most probably be the last report of 2019 except if an unexpected pollution event occurs. Enjoy the festive season and keep an eye out for the winter arrival of marine plastics.