Count Your Litter
If we want to get rid of marine litter in our seas and oceans we need to understand how, where and what types of litter are getting into our local waterways.
And you can help us! We have designed a survey with accompanying guide to help you count the litter you find on a waterway near you.
We are building Scotland's first comprehensive river litter data-set. This data-set can help us to understand exactly what we need to do to target and support those responsible for littering to clean up their act, inform decision making and, ultimately, reduce litter locally.
We have already analysed a data set from Upstream Battle on the Clyde. We published our first ever citizen science report in June 2020.
If you are a school that wants to take part scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Step 1 Identify a suitable area
Step 2 Record the litter