International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore  
2013 Data  
Consolidated Results  
(see Analysis by Zones)
  Northwest, Northeast, Pulau Ubin, Pulau Ubin West, South, Changi, East Coast, Tanah Merah  
Date of Cleanup   August - October 2013    
Total number of participants   3,473    
Total number of trash bags filled   1,947    
Weight of trash bags collected (kg)   14,448    
Total Distance (metres)   19,476    
  Most Likely to Find Items   85,008    
  Fishing Gear   3,704    
  Packaging Materials   7,646    
  Other Trash   4,017    
  Personal Hygiene   202    
  Items of Local Concern   52,570    
  Total Number of Items   153,147    
TOP 10 ITEMS at a Glance  
Most Likely to Find Items  
Cigarette Butts 19,397   Beverage Bottles (plastic) 13,356  
Food Wrappers (candy, chips, etc) 8,207   Beverage Bottles (glass) 1,827  
Take Out Containers (plastic) 1,935   Beverage Cans 1,325  
Take Out Containers (foam) 2,150   Grocery Bags (plastic) 6,005  
Bottle Caps (plastic) 5,111   Other Plastic Bags 7,800  
Bottle Caps (metal) 1,770   Paper Bags 694  
Lids (plastic) 1,280   Cups & Plates (paper) 496  
Straws/Stirrers 7,100   Cups & Plates (plastic) 3,199  
Forks, Knives, Spoons 1,768   Cups & Plates (foam) 1,588  
Fishing Gear   Packaging Materials  
Fishing Buoys 99   6-pack holders 215  
Fishing Net & Pieces 1,705   Other Plastic / Foam Packaging 4,952  
Rope (1 meter = 1 piece) 1,359   Other Plastic Bottles (oil, bleach, etc) 993  
Fishing line ( 1 meter = 1 piece) 541   Strapping bands 1,009  
      Tobacco Packaging / Wrappers 477  
Other Trash   Personal Hygiene  
Appliances (fridges, washers, etc) 183   Condoms 67  
Balloons 206   Diapers 46  
Cigar Tips 238   Syringes 74  
Cigarette Lighters 1,272   Tampons / Tampon Applicators 15  
Construction Materials 1,692        
Fireworks 323        
Tyres 103        
Items of Local Concern        
Foam Pieces 34,920        
Glass Pieces 2,947        
Plastic Pieces 13,589        
Rubber Bands 1,114        
Dead / Injured Animals  
What Animal? Dead or Injured?   Is the animal entangled? Entangled by what?  
crabs (mud crabs and flower crabs), horseshoe crabs, fish, stingrays, squirrel, jellyfish, shrimp and squid, eel/worm, prawns, 1 frog, 2 rats, bird, dog skull, monkey most found dead, some horseshoe crabs found injured, squirrel found alive   some crabs and horsehoe crabs found entangled in fishing nets, one horseshoe crab found entangled in plastic, squirrel found in cage trap, some crabs entangled by plastic, some crabs and fish entangled by fishing net and cloth  
Most Unusual Items  
monkey skulls, oil drums, carboy plastics, harness, banner, toys, roadside signage, lightning material, prayer block, Buddha piece, cane furniture, heavy duty plastic road barrier, heavy duty rice sacks or fish food bags (in excess of 40 of those); wool carpet underlay, LV bag, toy gun, gas mask, motorcycle helmets, circuit board, playhouse wall, mattress, motor gear part, TV and deck chair, car seat, boat front, cassette tapes, car plate, jerry can, zinc sheets, huge plastic barricade (3.5 x 2 x 2 ft), many, many small plastic balls (26) recorded under "plastic pieces" (Items of local concern), clay religious statues, metal spring, turtle egg shells, one copy of the KORAN(!), a plastic bag containing 3x100 rupiah coins, 2 half buried corroding fridges