Cost Benefit of Reducing Debris on Beaches.
Cost Benefit of Reducing Debris on Beaches.

Cost Benefit of Reducing Debris on Beaches

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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%

The full report is available at www.MarineDebris.noaa.gov for more details.