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Activity date : Sunday, 2 March 2014
Location : 3184
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 4 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 18 Kg
Time spent for this event : 18 Hours
Number of collected bottles : N/A
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : N/A
Cleaned length : N/A m
Cleaned width : N/A m
Cleaned area : N/A m2
Most common items collected : Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments
Straws
Were there any nurdles? : None

It was all go on Elwood Beach last Sunday morning as Clean Up Australia Day coincided with the triathlon.  Access to our usual beach spot next to Sails on the Bay was fenced off but that didn't stop us!

Our team of 18 dedicated volunteers navigated their way around the action to do a concentrated clean up around the Head Street jetty and nearby rocks.  Thanks to the team we collected about 18kg in an hour.  That's about 1kg each, which is pretty impressive considering that most of the litter consisted of micro-plastics and cigarette butts!

So thank you team for your efforts and for pushing on through the chaos!

It was good to see a dedicated recyclables bin down on the foreshore which had been put there temporarily for the triathlon.  We'd love to see that become a permanent feature!

 

Our next clean up will be Saturday 12 April at 9am.  This time we'll meet at Head Street jetty towards the southern end of Elwood Beach.

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