Guide to Beach Litter

guide-to-beach-litter-image-1-2The ‘Guide to Beach Litter’ is written & produced by artist Julia Barton, in response to questions asked while leading many beach cleans since 2013.

The Guide is a useful informative educational tool that with clear colour images helps to identify 40 different types of litter often found on beaches around the UK. It highlights the problem of beach litter and how understanding it better is the first step toward solving it.


The reverse side answers a series of pertinent questions regarding the ever-increasing volumes of litter found on beaches and in our marine environment: What kinds of litter are there? Why does it matter? Where does it come from? Who is responsible? How long might litter last? With a section dedicated to taking action and  providing further useful information.


Retail price per Guide is £3 each, plus £1 postage & package (please ask for postage costs if ordering multiple copies ), trade discount for shops/resale.   To make an order please message me via the comments box below or

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The Guide is  currently available in Edinburgh: Dynamic Earth & Royal Botanic Gardens, Lerwick: The Shetland Times Bookshop, Ullapool: Ullapool Museum, Ceilidh Place Bookshop, Ceard.  I am looking for bookshops, museums and visitor centres to stock the Guides, please make suggestions – get in touch via the comments box below or mail

Please post comments about the Guide. If you send a review in or place orders for 10 copies you will receive a free Guide!