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Activity date : Saturday, 31 August 2019
Location : 3280
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 47 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : 1 Bags
Estimated kgs picked up : 75 Kg
Time spent for this event : 37 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 6
Container Volume % of total rubbish : 2.13%
Number of collected syringes : 2
Cleaned length : 12110 m
Cleaned width : 20 m
Cleaned area : 242200 m2
Most common items collected : Plastic nurdles (preproduction pallets)
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Plastic fragments < 5cm
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

This month 33 volunteers undertook 21 clean-ups to remove 9478 items at 3 sites.

 

We are working on a campaign to combat Cotton Bud Marine pollution. We are super fortunate to have Social Change Strategist, Emily Reeves, guiding us on how to put together a successful campaign. We now have a strategy in place, so please keep your eye out on social media and support our campaign where you can.

We have put a SURVEY on the Clean Ocean Foundation website to gather data on the prevalence of cotton bud marine pollution on other beaches throughout Australia. Please take a look and share it with your networks. 

https://www.cleanocean.org/cotton-bud-survey.html

If you want to be part of the campaign team please contact Colleen at 3280@beachpatrol.com.au

 

 

Most common item 3499 Plastic Remnants, followed by 3602 Nurdles

 

 

Our group clean-up was at Shelly Beach. Nine people attended for 1.5 hours. We worked on a stretch of beach 900m long to remove debris weighing 3.5kg, 1 bag filled
 

We removed mostly microplastic.

Here’s a look:


1 ciggy butt, 1 ciggy holder
3 pen bits
1 straw, 1 lollipop stick
1 old toothbrush, 1 old school hair-oin
2 toy wheels, 1 figurine leg
1 cleaner bottle
24 lids
17 personal/pharmacuetical- 3 DIY hair-dye snaps, 1personal lubricant top, 2 palmolovie bodywash lockrings, 1 ampule top, 9 small lids/tops
1 cut-off top of blue drum
1 water bottle
9 food packaging (chocolate/lolly wrappers/ice-cream container)
7 strapping bands scraps
2 cyclume glow sticks
35 fishing rope scraps
358 macro, 266 micro plastic remnants
2 plastic film remnants
3 burnt plastic remnants
1 expanding fruit foam
4 oil globules
27 cotton buds, 1 tampon wrapper
1 light bulb
1 cloth strap
4 rubber balloon remnants
24 fatberg (sewage cake)
10 clothing tag fasteners
1 gun wadding
1 zip tie
2 silicon caps
1 rubber tourniquet (medical)
1 vial medical
1/2 heaped cup of nurdles = 2000 nurdles

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