Marine Litter Survey data

Beach litter in Northern Ireland

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has been carrying out surveys of litter washed up onto beaches around Northern Ireland since 2012. This has included detailed counts and categorization.  The data has been used to support activities in the Marine Litter Strategy and has also stimulated the development of a Local Authority Litter Strategy.  This is part of an EU study which supports the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and provides information on Descriptor 10.