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Love Our Street 3183 & 3185 Ripponlea Village Clean

Happy New Year Ripponlea. With many people away, it was rather quiet in Ripponlea Village.

Still, our collection today included hundreds of small pieces of litter, including 350 cigarette butts. Butts are the single most littered item globally according to Blue Ocean. Small items of litter may seem insignificant. However, according to the Port Phillip Ecocentre’s research, microplastics make up 74% of the 828 million pieces of litter entering Port Phillip Bay annually. If we can keep our village clear of these things, we are playing our part.

Keep up the good work everyone, wherever you are over summer.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean: Happy New Year Jan 6 2019

Great to welcome people back for 2019. Eleven members were able to come along.

As usual, Elwood looked pretty clean. Still, we gathered 10 kg + of litter from the Village: 1288 cigarette butts, 28 bottles and cans that should be returned via a Container Deposit Scheme (when oh when Victoria?) and hundreds of small plastic fragments (wrappers, cable ties, hair ties, broken hard plastic, polystyrene foam….).

 Litter hotspots near building sites – if you see an issue, please report it to Port Phillip Council using the Snap Send Solve app, making sure the GPS reading gives an accurate address – or note it in the text of your report.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Casual Street Clean New Year's Day

 

 Just to wish our neighbours in one street a Happy New Year. It's a street that has high pedestrian and vehicle traffic in and out of Elwood, so it's a litter hotspot.

Happy New Year Byron Street.

 

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LOS 3184 Elwood December 2018 Community Clean

 

 

Beautiful morning to be out In Elwood today.

A great pleasure to welcome three new members and to give our neighbourhood a gift by taking litter off our streets. 

 Overall, 12 kg of litter with 10 kg of this being general waste. 

 

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LOS 3184 Casual cleanups November 2018

Six occasions cleaning up beside Elster Creek after storms on 6 and 20 November, and in Elwood streets on other dates in November. Casual cleanups.

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LOS 3185 & 3183 Ripponlea Community Clean Up November 2018

A long weekend for some, but our dedicated crew focussed attention on the Ripponlea Station Reserve, west side of station. Not much by weight collected, but over 1600 cigarette butts removed from paths, gardens and lawns. That's 1600+ individual acts of littering - unspeakably ignorant of the damage these plastic items can cause if they get into the sea, and the toxins are reported to kill beneficial soil bacteria. Any wonder the gardens are struggling!.

Our community is cleaner now - thank you.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Community Clean November 2018
Lovely Spring day with some of our regulars away. Our team put in 13 hours overall, focussing our efforts around Elwood West shops, St Columba's church and school. Membbers also used the app "Snap Send Solve" to report dumped rubbish. We celebrated our birthday again, so members who couldn't attend last time got a slice of cake and others enjoyed a second bite!

Great to also welcome two people who are planning to launch LOS 3150 Glen Waverley. Our family grows with this the fifth new group: four others with dates already set in November & December. See home page.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street casual street cleans

Seven volunteer hours on two afternoons - not an official LOS event. Six bags of litter, 8 kg in total, 28 drink containers that should be returned via a Container Deposit Scheme if Vic had one. A massive 2100 cigarette butts.

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Beautiful Spring day - and 16 volunteers gave an hour to take litter off Elwood Streets. Happy to celebrate our third birthday in such wonderful company.
Welcome to our new members.Thank you everyone.

17 kg may not weigh much but it represents thousands of pieces of litter that would otherwise end up in Port Phillip Bay after rain or windy conditions.
2160 cigarette butts - globally this litter is the most common. Smokers, please bin your butts. They are plastic!
22 drink bottles and can that should be returned via a Container Deposit Scheme - demand that Victorian politicians legislate for this. There's a State election in November!

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean September 1 2018

Thanks for a great start to Spring

On a cool morning the sun shone for the fifteen volunteers who joined in today to make Elwood cleaner. It was a pleasure to welcome a new member and two visitors: one from interstate and another who will launch a new LOS group in the City of Monash.
We collected 13.6 kg of litter taking our total so far this year to 110 kg. Today's haul included 485 cigarette butts, 10 drink containers that could be recycled in a Container Deposit Scheme and lots of soft and hard plastic fragments. Polystyrene was a dreadful problem along the creek.

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