Research Article
Volume 16 Issue 5 - 2020
Solid Waste Pollution of Beaches in the Eastern Region of Benghazi City
Dareen El Shareef Ahamed1*, Karema Ziedan Gebriel2, Hussein Yassine3, Hana Gadalla4 and Ana Janic5
1Master Degree in Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Benghazi University, Benghazi, Libya
2Master Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering, Faculty of Botany Science, Benghazi University, Benghazi, Libya
3Dental Student, School of Dentistry, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA
4Private Practice Periodontist Metro Detroit Area, USA
5Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA
*Corresponding Author: Dareen El Shareef Ahmed, Master Degree in Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Benghazi University, Benghazi, Libya.
Received: February 12, 2020; Published: May 21, 2020




Abstract

The solid waste accumulation patterns on the eastern region of Benghazi city (Sidi Khalifa Beach, Driana Beach, and Talmitha Beach), were assessed from May to October of 2016. These beaches are easily accessible, frequently used, and employ a public cleaning service. The study was conducted during the summer months, where vacationers are highly active and easily found along the beaches of the sea. The beaches were visited three times a month for each of the studied areas. The study divided the beaches into squares, separated based on the weight of organic materials, solids, and plastic, groups A, B, and C, respectively. From the study, it was found that most of the waste on the three beaches (Sidi Khalifa, Driana and Talmitha) from May to September 2016 were plastic waste, solid waste, and organic waste being the least. The study showed that the amount of waste on Sidi Khalifa beach was highest in August, followed by June, July, and lastly September, while the lowest quantity of waste on the beach was found in May. It was also found that the amount of waste on Driana and Talmitha beaches highest in September, followed by August, July, June, and the lowest quantity of waste on these beaches was found in May.

Keywords: Solid Waste Pollution; Beaches; Benghazi City

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Citation: Dareen El Shareef Ahmed.,et al. “Solid Waste Pollution of Beaches in the Eastern Region of Benghazi City”. EC Microbiology 16.6 (2020): 55-71.

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