Man-made garbage pollution on the Mediterranean coastline.

Maria Valeria Torregrossa, Loizides, Marino, Golik, Bingel, Gabrielides

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Abstract

Measurements of persistent litter on 13 beaches in Spain, Italy (Sicily), Turkey, Cyprus and Israel between 1988 and 1989 show that plastic items are the most abundant in the litter composition, followed by wood, metal and glass items. Remnants of fishing gear are rather rare. It appears that the quantity of litter on a beach is inversely related to its geographical distance to a population center and directly related to the number of visitors frequenting it. Seasonal fluctuations in coastal litter are caused by storm waves which wash the litter landward, leaving the beach clean during winter, and by bathers who pollute it during summer. Based on the nature of the garbage, there are indications that most Mediterranean coastal litter is land-based, in contrast to the reported marine-based litter on the western European shores
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)437-441
Numero di pagine5
RivistaMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume23
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 1991

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beaches
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coasts
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Cyprus
Sicily
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Israel
Gears
glass
Wood
Turkey (country)
plastics
Italy
seasonal variation
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Pollution

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Torregrossa, M. V., Loizides, Marino, Golik, Bingel, & Gabrielides (1991). Man-made garbage pollution on the Mediterranean coastline. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 23, 437-441.

Man-made garbage pollution on the Mediterranean coastline. / Torregrossa, Maria Valeria; Loizides; Marino; Golik; Bingel; Gabrielides.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 23, 1991, pag. 437-441.

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Torregrossa, MV, Loizides, Marino, Golik, Bingel & Gabrielides 1991, 'Man-made garbage pollution on the Mediterranean coastline.', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 23, pagg. 437-441.
Torregrossa MV, Loizides, Marino, Golik, Bingel, Gabrielides. Man-made garbage pollution on the Mediterranean coastline. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 1991;23:437-441.
Torregrossa, Maria Valeria ; Loizides ; Marino ; Golik ; Bingel ; Gabrielides. / Man-made garbage pollution on the Mediterranean coastline. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 1991 ; Vol. 23. pagg. 437-441.
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