posted on April 02, 2020 06:23
In the month of January, our volunteers undertook 20 clean-ups at beaches between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Collectively we removed 2888 pieces of rubbish (53.15kg).
Our January clean-up took place at Killarney Beach. Here are the details from that clean-up,
Our Beach Clean at Killarney Beach on January 18th was a great success, with 20kg of rubbish collected. The BBQ was kindly funded by Moyne Shire Council and supported by Coastcare Victoria. Best find was a yellow shovel in the sand dunes. With 36 helping out, we certainly got the job done and dusted. Our brand new barbecue had a good workout too. A big thanks to Adam Taylor from Coastcare Victoria buying extra snags for our hungry Beach Patrol crew. Also, special thanks to Bill Yates for educating us on shorebird awareness.
Thanks to all our awesome volunteers who made the day a huge success.
DATA is so important because it tells us where the litter is coming from. Here's the STATS from the day:
Plastic Consumer: 79 Ciggy Butts, 1 Pen Marker, 1 Lollypop, 4 Straws, 1 bread tag, 3 cups, 4 Hair Ties, 1 Pipecleaner
Plastic Packaging Items: 9 Tops, 2 Bandaids, 1 tube, 4 bags, 3 Plastic drink bottles, 29 Plastic food wraps, packets & containers, 25 Plastic non-food wrap packaging, 6 Strapping band scraps
Fishing Items: 2 Bait bags, 2 Cylume sticks, 1 Float, 47 Fishing rope scraps, 1 metre fishing rope
Remnants: 175 Hard and solid plastic pieces, 87 Plastic film scraps,
Foam Polystyrene: 10 Foam insulation
Glass material: 3 clear glass alcohol bottles, 217 broken glass
Cloth Items: 1 cap, 13 cloth scraps,
Metal Items: 14 Aluminium cans,17 Foil wrappers, 11 bottle caps, 2 fishing sinkers, 1 Sparkler, 1 yellow shovel, 1 tent peg
Paper & Cardboard: 6 Cigarette packets, 37 paper scraps, 1 Prima box
Rubber Items: 2 Balls, 2 Bands, 3 footwear
Wood Items: 8 wood bits, 1 Icecream stick
Other Materials: 1 dog toy, 1 dog leash, 4 Electrical Cable pieces, 15 Duct tape scraps, 1 Torn Feed Bag