Baseline data of marine debris in the Indonesia beaches

Ibnu Faizal*, Zuzy Anna, Sanny T. Utami, Putri G. Mulyani, Noir P. Purba

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This study was conducted around the beaches in Indonesia in order to investigate the level of pollution in the marine environment. Thirteen (13) locations in six (6) regions namely: Seribu Island, Banten, South Java, Biawak Islands, West Papua, and East Nusa making up a total length of 12.84 km of the area were studied. This investigation focused on the debris around isolated beaches, tourist attraction centers, fishing zones and marine protected areas (MPA). The method employed in this study was dependent on the international coastal cleanup form. The samples of debris collected and studied varied from the year 2013 to 2018 for a thorough investigation. The beach debris monitoring equipment revealed information about the distribution, abundance, types and, effects of marine debris on the ecosystem. Moreover, the study showed that the mass of debris collected within the areas listed weighted 1113.10 kg for 34,330 collected items. Also, the average density was noted to range between 1.43 and 5.11 items/m2. However, it was observed that plastic products constituted the highest percentage of the pollutants found in almost all the stations, with plastic bags being the most dominant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107871
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalData in brief
Early online date25 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Baseline study
  • Beach pollution
  • Macro-debris
  • Marine environment
  • National action plan


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