Beach trash accumulates in predictable patterns on Washington and Oregon shores

Volunteers spent thousands of hours recording trash on beaches in Washington and Oregon to show that certain beaches, and certain areas of a single beach, are ‘sticky zones’ that accumulate litter. Finding patterns for where litter lands could help to better prevent and remove trash in the marine environment.Volunteers spent thousands of hours recording trash on beaches in Washington and Oregon to show that certain beaches, and certain areas of a single beach, are ‘sticky zones’ that accumulate litter. Finding patterns for where litter lands could help to better prevent and remove trash in the marine environment.

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