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Activity date : Saturday, 20 February 2016
Location : 3199
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 : 14 Kg
Time spent for this event : 16 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 9
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : 2
Cleaned length : 1000 m
Cleaned width : 20 m
Cleaned area : 20000 m2
Most common items collected : Plastic nurdles (preproduction pallets)
Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments < 5cm
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

It was good to be able to hand out a few more 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol T-Shirts thanks to Frankston City Council who funded them on Saturday.

The weather was kind to us although the wind had a bit of chill to it at times. Nonetheless, 16 people joined in removing another 14Kgs of litter from a 1Km stretch of beach. After that, a small group gathered at The Dharma Hub on Nepean Highway for refreshments.

Nurdles were the biggest problem once again here. No matter where you look, they are everywhere. It's the highest concentration I know of along the areas we cover.
Next were cigarette butts. Again, another big problem everywhere.
Lastly, microplastics. Often hard to see, I managed to find some and compare them next to some nurdles as seen in the image.

 

A big thank you to all who made it and I'm sure you'll agree with me, it was another fun and rewarding day.

 

Don't forget, March 6, we have our big clean up for Clean Up Australia Day. If you haven't registered for the event, please do so by clicking here. All the details are there.

 

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