Federal Environment Minister joins BeachPatrol in a Beach Plastic Rubbish Survey
On 21 Jan 2019 the Federal Environment Minister along with 2 local members came to partake in the Every other Day tide line survey we do of a 35 m long section of beach in Port Melbourne. 10 BeachPatrol volunteers from 3207, 3205, 3206 and 3186 groups collected the plastic and dumped it out in a pile near the Minister. Others were sorting and calling out which of the 15 categories the plastic bits belonged to and the minister would make them off on the survey sheet. Over approx 40 mins 1030 pieces of plastic were cleaned from the 35 m section. The Minister and local members were appalled at the level of plastic pollution. They confirmed Victoria needed a Container Deposit Scheme to fix that litter problem at least.