Cost Benefit of Reducing Debris on Beaches.
Percentage of people that ranked the following beach characteristics as very important.
No marine debris = 66%
Good water quality = 66%
Scenic beauty or view = 57%
Parking is convenient = 49%
Parking is free or inexpensive = 44%
Close to home = 39%
Sandy (rather than rocky) = 33%
Not crowded = 24%
Long enough for a walk/run = 24%
Bike patch available = 15%
No natural debris = 12%
Good surfing available = 10%
Fishing available = 8%
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