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Despite it being very hot and windy, 14 volunteers put in to make Balaclava cleaner than it’s been for years. It was great to see familiar faces and to welcome new members.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Clean Up Australia Day

Love Our Street Elwood got in a day early: it wasn't too hot. Members came and went at different times, but we gathered lots of litter. More bottles and cans than we'd seen for a long time. We welcomed a new member, too.

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This event was cancelled due to heavy rain.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean

Prevented from entering the sea:

9 bags of litter (think: hundreds of pieces)

8 kg of litter in total

33 drink containers that should be returned vi a Container Deposit Scheme if Victoria had a CDS!

255 cigarette butts - about half the number compared to the same time last year. Can we hope this is a downward trend?

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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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