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Activity date : Thursday, 31 January 2019
Location : 3280
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 69 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : 2 Bags
Estimated kgs picked up : 23 Kg
Time spent for this event : 33 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 24
Container Volume % of total rubbish : 2.9%
Number of collected syringes : 0
Cleaned length : 14640 m
Cleaned width : 6 m
Cleaned area : 87840 m2
Most common items collected : Plastic fragments >5 cm
Plastic nurdles (preproduction pallets)
Cigarette butts
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

Over the summer period our beach volunteers took time to collect marine debris off our local beaches. We collected 2644 items off beaches between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Our most common items were fishing rope and plastic fragments. 

 

Following NYE 2019 fireworks, we found grey plastic cartridges on a number of our beaches. We contacted our local council who followed it up with their fireworks contractor. We have been assured plastic cartridges will not be used in future fireworks (see photo.) 

 

 

“We acknowledge that the source of the data used for this Study was Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Ltd AMDI Database".                                                                                                                                       

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