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Activity date : Sunday, 21 September 2014
Location : 3207
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 22 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 50 Kg
Time spent for this event : 9 Hours
Number of collected bottles : N/A
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : N/A
Cleaned length : N/A m
Cleaned width : N/A m
Cleaned area : N/A m2
Most common items collected : Plastic fragments
Plastic bottles
Plastic bottle caps
Were there any nurdles? : None

As a supplementary clean some of 3207BeachPatrol went over to the Yarra river bank by the punt on Lorimer St.  It was only about 70 m of beach, 35 m each side of the punt dock.  But what a mess.   4 of us collected 22 bags of litter in 2-1/2 hours.  This included about 20 syringes, a wheelie bin full of plastic bottles and a whole lot of polystyrene fragments big and small.  The small beads are the most dangerous for wildlife and there were 1000's of them.

Neil Blake of the Ecocenter was there too, performing a nurdle survey for the small plastic pre production pellets. 

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