posted on April 09, 2016 02:57
|Activity date :|| Saturday, 9 April 2016|
|Location : ||3199|
|Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : ||9 Bags|
|Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : ||N/A|
|Estimated kgs picked up : ||28 Kg|
|Time spent for this event : ||32 Hours|
|Number of collected bottles : ||26|
|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 fragments < 5cm|
|Drink Containers. All bottles and cans for CDS count|
|Were there any nurdles? : ||None|
A beautiful day today saw 32 dedicated people join together in making a conscious decision to contribute to their community by voluntarily removing litter from Frankston's main beach today. In all, the team collected an astonishing 28Kgs from what initially appeared to be a clean beach.
"Again, micro plastics and cigarette butts have proven to be the biggest finds with drink containers following closely behind. This just reiterates why recycling initiatives such as a container deposit scheme are needed." said 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol Manager, John Billing.
The group was also joined once again by members of Frankston's Fit Body Fit Mind, new sponsors of the local Beach Patrol group. "Sheridan and the team not only help us by coming down and joining our litter collections, but they have just recently offered a very much welcomed financial contribution as well. The money will go towards the costs associated with various advertising initiatives targeted at spreading the message of waste minimisation and correct litter disposal and recycling methods - all of which help contribute to Frankston's sustainability targets whilst helping to protect our delicate marine ecosystems." added John. "Its the combination of dedication from both volunteers and our sponsors and supporters that allows us to be able to do the valued work we do."