beach clean-up events
Look for the Marine LitterWatch Community overview, showing the date when they started collecting data.
When beaches become dumping grounds
Top ten items of marine litter reported by the public and where they were found
Plastic, in its different shapes and forms, appears on beaches all over Europe but some regional trends emerge: paraffin was found in large quantities during clean-ups on Baltic Sea beaches and, while more data from clean-ups are needed, this is presumably the result of people grilling food on the beach; crisp packets and wrappings are common on North-East Atlantic beaches providing an insight into dietary preferences; and smoking plays a major part in marine litter across Europe.