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Activity date : Saturday, 5 October 2019
Location : LOS3184
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 8 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : 1 Bags
Estimated kgs picked up : 13 Kg
Time spent for this event : 14 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 14
Container Volume % of total rubbish : 12.5%
Number of collected syringes : 0
Cleaned length : 3200 m
Cleaned width : 1 m
Cleaned area : 3200 m2
Most common items collected : Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Plastic chip bags and confectionary wrappers
Were there any nurdles? : None

You might think we just got together yesterday to eat birthday cake.

Well we also collected 13 kg of litter from Elwood Village and nearby streets: 1795 cigarette butts (plastic) and lots of serviettes, confectionery wrappers and small bits of plastic, These will now not be blown or washed into Port Phillip Bay.

Since starting the first Love Our Street group, in Elwood four years ago, the group has collected 530 kg of litter - from the streets of Elwood, a suburb that takes pride in its special character. We would love not to do this at all, but we know every little piece of litter on the streets has the potential to harm wildlife on land or in the sea.

LOS 3184 has shown the way for other "off-beach" Beach Patrol groups. There are now 15 other Love Our Street groups in Melbourne and one at Cape Woolamai: 16 babies in 4 years is some growth in numbers. Still more are in various stages of planning.

Thanks to all our wonderful members who come along when they can to take practical action to improve our local and wider environment.

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