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Activity date : Saturday, 19 August 2017
Location : 3184
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 30 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 89 Kg
Time spent for this event : 18 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 80
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : 25
Cleaned length : 300 m
Cleaned width : 50 m
Cleaned area : 15000 m2
Most common items collected : Plastic fragments < 5cm
Plastic chip bags and confectionary wrappers
Cigarette butts
Were there any nurdles? : 100+

The August clean up of Elwood beach was a real show stopper and not in a good way.  In one hour our volunteers collected almost 90kg of litter!  The beach was in the worst condition we had ever found it.   Sadly this reflects what state both the bay and our streets are in as the large volume of litter was likely a result of winter rain washing a whole lot of crap from the surrounding burbs onto our beaches.  During other months, even though we don't see as much litter on the beach, it is still likely to be out there on surrounding streets.  It just takes some hefty stormwater to bring it to the beach and ultimately the bay.  Although it was a sad sight, our team did an amazing job of clearing such a tremendous volume of rubbish and keeping it from reaching the marine life in Port Phillip Bay.  Great work team!

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