The global guide to beach garbage

The Beachcomber’s Guide to Marine Debris


Credit: Springer Nature

Strolling barefoot on the beach is one of life’s great pleasures, but in this magical setting you’re actually more likely to find man-made debris than shore animals and plants. This book is the beachcomber’s written and visual guide to rubbish presented with humor, a wealth of detail and ideas for reducing, recycling or upcycling it. Cigarette butts – made of plastic fibers – are the most abundant type of marine debris and plastic items are by far the most common beach litter. But you might be able to find a ballerina shoe that shall pirouette no more, an incongruously out-of-place iron, or even the kitchen sink.


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