posted on August 15, 2017 08:51
|Activity date :|| Saturday, 5 August 2017|
|Location : ||3193|
|Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : ||18 Bags|
|Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : ||N/A|
|Estimated kgs picked up : ||50 Kg|
|Time spent for this event : ||26 Hours|
|Number of collected bottles : ||71|
|Container Volume % of total rubbish : ||N/A|
|Number of collected syringes : ||0|
|Cleaned length : ||850 m|
|Cleaned width : ||45 m|
|Cleaned area : ||38250 m2|
|Most common items collected : ||Cigarette butts|
|Drink Containers. All bottles and cans for CDS count|
|Plastic fragments >5 cm|
|Were there any nurdles? : ||None|
We had 26 volunteers for our winter beach clean-up at Ricketts Point, Beaumaris Life Savers Club. It was a gorgeous morning and not as windy as forecasted luckily!
Brilliant effort by everyone who came along. Overall, 18 full bags of litter were collected, roughly 50Kg in weight. The most common items of litter were cigarette butts (approx. 450), small plastics and bottles especially glass ones. Many of the bottles and cigarette butts were found around the life saver's building and car park area.
Interesting items - large canvas material likely from a boat, sleeping bag cover, small gas canisters (photo), metal wire mesh sheets, corrugated plastic about 2m long and a fishing rod. Although the volunteers didn't find any nurdles, there were some students from Monash University who had found 1 in the same area we were focusing on.