Marine Debris Economic Study Infographic.
Marine Debris Economic Study Infographic.

Marine Debris Economic Study Infographic.

Reducing Debris on Beaches

Beachgoers may actively avoid using certain beaches because those areas are littered with marine debris. By Choosing to avoid beaches with debris, individuals will likely spend more time and money to find cleaner beaches. At 31 beaches in Southern California, NOAA estimated how much money Orange County residents could potentially save by reducing marine debris.

How much money could a community save if beach litter was ... reduced by 25% reduced by 50% reduced by 75% reduced by 100%
  $32 million $67 million $106 million $148 million