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35 BP members and crews from IPYG Australia braved the wild weather on 15th February morning to keep our beach clean! 47.5Kgs of rubbish was collected, more than a third of the weight was from glass bottles! Common items were plastic wrappers, butts and big shards of broken plastic. Thank you everyone for your effort. 

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3184 Elwood First Cleanup 2020

34 regular Elwood Beach Patrol crews were joined by 20 volunteers from International Peace Youth Group last Saturday morning for an incredible cleanup! We collected 16 kgs of rubbish which contained mainly microplastic and cigarette butts. There were also 27 bottles that could have been recycled. Thank you all for the efforts in keeping our beach clean. 

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Elwood Beach December Clean Up

28 wonderful volunteers braved the strong chilly winds on 14th December cleaned up the bush area and foreshore of Point Ormond. 10kgs of rubbish were removed with 36 bottles and countless cigarette butts. In addition to this, a one-off corporate clean in December had removed 11.5kgs of mixed rubbish from our beautiful beach. 

 

A quick comparison with last year's clean around the same time, same place, 22 volunteers collected 25 kgs of  rubbish with 38 bottles that could have been recycled and many cigarette butts. 

 

Thank you to all of our volunteers through 2019, with your help we will have a cleaner beach in 2020. 

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20 people removed 18kgs of litter from beautiful beach on a nice sunny morning. Countless cigarette butts, microplastic and a suitcase were collected. There were also 15 bottles/ cans that could have been recycled.  

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We had 20 people attend this month.  We collected 15 kg altogether including appox. 20 bottles that could have been recycled.  Thanks to our volunteers for braving the cold weather!

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* Data Update for 21 September 2019 Clean Up at Point Ormond *

20 people collected 8kg which mostly consisted of micro-plastics.  There were also several bottles and cans that could have been eligible for a container deposit scheme if Victoria had one.

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* Data Update for 17 August 2019 Clean Up in front of Elwood Sailing Club *

30 people cleaned up 33kg of litter in total.  This included 25 bottles and 15 cans that could have been eligible for a container deposit scheme if Victoria had one. 

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* Data Update for 15 June 2019 Clean Up at Point Ormond *

28 volunteers collected 25kg of litter in total.  This included over 40 bottles and cans that could have been eligible for a container deposit scheme if Victoria had one in place.

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Elwood BeachPatrol had another great turn out on Saturday, 20th July with 23 enthusiastic volunteers showing up. It was wonderful to see many new faces along with the regulars.

 

We collected 27kg altogether, including many drink containers, straws and plastic confectionery wrappers.

 

It was a beautiful, sunny day to be down at the beach doing our bit to keep our oceans clean.

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Elwood BeachPatrol had a hugely successful clean up on Saturday, 15th June with 27 volunteers turning up to clean a whopping 27kg of rubbish off the beach and surrounds. Thank you to everyone for your efforts in keeping this out of our oceans!

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