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BeachPatrol / LoveOurStreet

As the importance of BeachPatrol and Love Our Street grows, we are getting more and more media attention. We need media attention to broaden the reach of our cause. The more that people understand the problem with plastic, it’s littering, its impact on wildlife in the oceans and on land the sooner we will get behaviour change. The more public awareness we generate the more the various government departments and industry will pay attention to our causes.

Recent Media Releases

Release Date Media Name Media Type Subject Story Image
04 Aug 2022 ABC News ABC News website

An unusual object was found by our Warrnambool group leaser Colleen and some friends.   Space junk that had fallen from the sky and not disintegrated upon reentry.  A rocket fuel pressure cylinder.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-06/space-junk-identified-yambuk-australian-space-agency/101300496

 

19 Jul 2022 Wnydham Starweekly News Paper

Love Our Street 3030

A Love Our Street clean up group co-ordinator is urging Wyndham residents to properly dispose of polystyrene, after volunteers cleaned about 35 waffle pods from the Werribee River in Manor Lakes.

wyndham.starweekly.com.au/news/clean-up-crews-polystyrene-concerns/

11 Jul 2022 Radio 3MDR Radio

Interview with BeachPatrol and what we do

17 Jun 2022 Wyndham Starweekly News Paper

BeachPatrol 3030

Despite a recent report by the CSIRO suggesting Australian coastal plastic pollution had decreased by 29 per cent, Beach Patrol coordinator Rob Bradley said he doesn’t think the findings were accurate for Wyndham.

“I don’t think it has reduced as much…there’s still a heap of plastic going out in waterways and it’s a problem,” Mr Bradley said.

“We were out at the weekend, there was heaps of rubbish just dumped there.”

Mr Bradley said the crew had been cleaning “pretty disgusting” rubbish at end of Crawford’s Road, which had been a “hotspot for a long time”.

wyndham.starweekly.com.au/news/pretty-disgusting-rubbish-litters-wyndhams-beaches/

16 Jun 2022 Star Weekely News Maribyrnong News Paper

 

https://maribyrnonghobsonsbay.starweekly.com.au/news/local-volunteer-rubbishes-csiro-beach-waste-data/

An Altona Beach Patrol 3018 co-ordinator and volunteer has said a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation [CSIRO] report showing plastic on Australian beaches had dropped by an average of 29 per cent was not reflective of the amount of waste on Altona Beach.

Sacha Blomer, who is one of the co-ordinators of the group which meets monthly to clean up the Altona Beach, said her experience at Altona Beach was that the amount of rubbish was growing at a rapid rate.

“The reality on the ground – from someone who is regularly collecting plastic from the beach – is that the amount of plastic rubbish found on our beaches has increased exponentially in just the last five years,” she said.

06 Apr 2022 Start Weekly News Paper

Lisa of the LOS 3030 Werribee group featured in an article recently on using the Litterstopper app to record plastic rubbish pick ups.

https://wyndham.starweekly.com.au/news/litter-app-to-count-trash/

03 Mar 2022 ABC News TV ABC New

Colleen from BeachPatrol Warrnambool is making real change  out in her area.  She is getting commercial fishermen to remove the plastic inlet part of their lobster pots.  These plastic inlets inevitably get broken up and get loose in the ocean.  Some wash ashore which is where Colleen finds them.   

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-02/lobster-pot-environmental-impact-plastic-free-warrnambool/100871510?fbclid=IwAR2a7s00RqOipzv7ZNQRw108X8LaPZotB_z_7ILNeYuRgeqFyYD2kbbPIwM

08 Feb 2022 Warrnambool Standard News Paper

Warrnambool group Leader Colleen made a walk from Warrnambool to Port Fairy over 7 days to collect pleastic rubbish off the beach.   THis story was writen up in the Warrnambool Standard news paper.

08 Feb 2022 7 Prime Ballarat 7 Prime TV

Warrnambool BeachPatrol group leader Colleen did a 7 day walk form Warrnambool to Port Fairy picking up plastic rubbish all the way.   She laid it all out on a tennis court to show it off.   THis story was aired on 7 Prime TV on 8 Feb.

10 Nov 2021 Tidy Town Awards News Release

Beachpatrol 3280-3284 won the Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Town awards 202 for reducing litter in relation to their Better (Cotton) Buds campaign whch raised the issue of cotton buds and their plastic stems causing a lot of beach pollution.   This campaign was instrumental in getting the State government to ban plastic stem cotton buds.

https://www.facebook.com/colleen.hughson/videos/1329351924150941