Montreux Clean Beach Project
removing, identifying and quantifying aquatic pollutants.
Plastic gets more toxic the longer it is in the water.
As plastics degrade they releases endocrine inhibitors that effect all organisms (humans too).
Survey results by location
Top six items
Choose a Beach :
*Definitions industry or activity of origin
What is in the water ?
We have identified over 25' 000 individual items over the past 8 months. Those items have been classified according to location, material, usage, industry and quantity.
Survey locations 2015 - 2016
Combined results 2015 - 2016
Top ten objects found all sites
Density : pieces per meter of shoreline
litter + rainfall = aquatic litter
The litter found on the lake shore comes from urban centers in the region.
Rainwater and gravity assure a constant flow of trash into lake Geneva. Rainwater is not collected and treated in our Urban centers, it goes down the gutter and directly to the lake.
Heavy rains can cause the overflow of water treatment plants resulting in the release of other forms of pollutants (the subject of our pilot project).
Get a bottle of "Haut Lac Trash". Made in Switzerland and collected by hand on the shore of Lake Geneva.
Benefits from sales pay for ongoing and future operations.
These are the preliminary results. We will put a complete report together after the end of sampling.
Montreux Clean Beach Project is a hammerdirt project.
Hammerdirt is a group of dedicated individuals protecting waterways in your community.