May was an extremely busy time for Conor, our new Coastal Ranger. During his intense training period with our co-founder/director and all-round beach cleaning machine, Julien, they removed 300 kg of pollution from the coast around Durness. Conor organised his first volunteer beach clean of the Kyle of Durness, shifting another 300 kg in one day, and maintained our weekly beaching service of Balnakeil Bay.
Here are two reports by Conor, the first summarizing this weekly cleans of Balnakeil Bay and the second giving a detailed analysis of the pollution collected in the Kyle of Durness.
Balnakeil Bay- May 2021 Report
Plastic@Bay have been cleaning Balnakeil Bay weekly since April 2017. Cleaning and surveying plastic pollution weekly gives valuable data which we use to analyze the quantities of plastic coming ashore over time, where the plastic is coming from and where it accumulated on the coastline. Also, see our report Tracking the elusive seabed plastics and our Research page with Citizen Science Portal where Plastic@Bay and other beach cleaning individuals and groups can record the quantities of pollution they remove.
Old Grudie, Kyle of Durness – Beach Clean Report 22nd May 2021Old-Grudie-Group-Beach-Clean-draft