Clean Up Australia Day 2018

Adeline Morrissey sent this post for CCA’s website:

The event on Sunday 4th March went really well and we had over 30 volunteers attend. We started at Grant Marine Park and volunteers picked up rubbish from the beach, dunes, parks, roadsides, verge gardens and even the ocean floor between Cottesloe and Swanbourne. A  total of 13 massive garbage bags were filled with litter. All items collected were sorted into categories, counted and entered into the Tangaroa Blue datasheets which will be submitted to Tangaroa Blue, an Australian-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, so the data can be recorded and the sources of litter can be identified. Amy Warne from Earth Carers also gave a little talk about plastics and plastic bags, waste and how we can reduce the problem.

There were significant amounts of plastic pieces, paper, recyclables and items such as cigarette butts, Mentos lolly wrappers, and some balloons. Then there were some interesting items like a number of homemade bongs and 40 whipped cream dispensers (nitrous oxide cylinders apparently, so this is a worry).

A big thank you to everyone who answered the call and did such a great job on Sunday.

Adeline Morrissey
Manager, Coastal and Marine Program (Wed, Thurs)

Hosted by the Town of Cottesloe