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1989 Mississippi Coastal Cleanup : summary report
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    Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium ; National Sea Grant Program (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    "On September 23, 1989, 1,760 volunteers collected an estimated 31 tons of trash from approximately 100 miles of Mississippi beaches and shorelines. In a breakdown by specific items, the six items most frequently reported were metal beverage cans, plastic caps and lids, plastic pieces, plastic beverage bottles, glass beverage bottles and styrofoam-like cups. Mississippi volunteers picked up an average of 620 pounds of trash per mile in 1989. In 1988 they removed an estimated 1.5 tons per mile. Cleanup officials attributed the high volume of trash per mile in 1988 to the fact that much of the cleanup targeted undeveloped barrier islands which have limited access, are not routinely cleaned, and would have large amounts of debris accumulating over time. The drop in pounds per mile is, in part, a reflection of the inclusion in 1989 of routinely maintained mainland beaches in the cleanup"--National Sea Grant Library publication website.

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  • Funding:
    Funding: NOAA, National Sea Grant College Program; grant number: NA89AA-D-SG0016;
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