publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Solid Waste Transportation through Ocean Currents: Marine Debris Sightings and their Waste Quantification at Port Dickson Beaches, Peninsular Malaysia

Yi, Chong Jing; Narayanan Kannan;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2016 Journal: EnvironmentAsia (issn: 1906-1714, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Thai Society of Higher Eduction Institutes on Environment
Abstract
Four beaches at Port Dickson, Peninsular Malaysia, namely Saujana Beach, Nelayan Beach, Bagan Pinang Beach and Cermin beach have been sampled for marine debris from 7th June 2014 until 26th July 2014, on every Saturday. These beaches face the Strait of Malacca with a coastline stretching 18 km each. Our observations revealed a total debris items of 13193 in those beaches. The top three items of highest frequency were cigarette butts, foamed fragments and food wrappers. Plastic debris scaled high upto 41% of the total debris. Compared to the ocean conservancy�s 2013 report of marine debris in Malaysian beaches, which was 27,005 items with in 6.44 km, the current ...
Subjects
free text keywords: marine debris, plastic pollution, beach watch, solid waste, transportation, Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, G, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, marine debris, plastic pollution, beach watch, solid waste, transportation
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