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Activity date : Saturday, 20 May 2017
Location : 3199
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 14 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 23 Kg
Time spent for this event : 29 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 34
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : 1
Cleaned length : 1500 m
Cleaned width : 21 m
Cleaned area : 31500 m2
Most common items collected : Plastic fragments < 5cm
Straws
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

On a day that was forecast initially to be a 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms, you would not have known once down at Wells Street Beach with the sun shining down upon us. A slight Northerly breeze was blowing but its fair to say it wasn't chilly. In fact, many of our members were able to show off their bright yellow 3199FBP T-Shirts which is great for drawing attention to our cause.
Microplastics were the number 1 item to be found today, followed closely by straws - 92 straws in fact! Yes, there were so many of them, we thought it would be worth while counting them to show that just how big of a problem they are. To put it in perspective, that is roughly 1 straw every 16 metres. But of course, they were quickly taken care of thus reducing the possibility of them becoming a danger to our marine life.
As winter draws closer, we know that more litter will be coming on from the ocean than what gets dropped by careless beac users, but that doesn't mean can lift our finger off the pulse, so if you haven't yet joined us, click the sign up tab on the top of this site and register your details to become a 3199 Frankston Beach Patroller today!

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