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Activity date : Friday, 17 June 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 : 38 Kg
Time spent for this event : 23 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 8
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : 4
Cleaned length : 1100 m
Cleaned width : 10 m
Cleaned area : 11000 m2
Most common items collected : Straws
Bottle tops
Plastic fragments < 5cm
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

Today saw the first clean up for our second year as 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol and what a success our first year was with over 250 hours spent removing over a quarter of a tonne of litter from Frankston's beach.
Our clean up today was equally as successful with 23 volunteers removing another 38Kgs of litter from Long Island Beach, Frankston. We were even lucky enough to have Liberal Candidate for Dunkley, Chris Crewther, come along and give a bit of his time to help out and see first hand why we desperately need such things as a Container Deposit Scheme in Victoria. The most common items were: Straws, Bottle tops, and Small Plastic Fragments. There were also a surprising number of syringe caps, although we only found 4 near complete syringes.
In all, the day was great, the weather was again kind and our team of dedicated volunteers did a fantastic job as always. Unfortunately, we didn't get a group shot this week as I was busy filming for another little 3199FBP side project I'm working on, which you will see in due course.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who made it today, our sponsors and supporter: Frankston City Council, Bunnings Frankston, Fit Body Fit Mind, The Dharma Hub, Section G12, Cignall Frankston, Peninsula Surf Centre, Snap Printing Frankston, Peninsula Camera Centre, Mic Macs Asian Grocer and Foot Street Newsagency, and the people who retweet our tweets and share our Facebook posts - without you all, we could not do the work we do, spread our message and promote a sustainable environment. Thanks you.
*** Don't forget our next clean, July 16, 10am, at Oliver's Hill!

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