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Western Australia

2007 Cape to Cape Clean Up Summary

2007 C2CIn 2007, 274 volunteers spent a total of 863 hours removing more than 19,081 individual pieces of marine debris from 47 stretches of coast covering over 107km of coastline.

The debris weighed over 1,190 kilograms and filled more than 244 bags with many other items too large and heavy to be placed in bags. Debris items included 5,395 pieces of small plastic, 1523 lids and bottle tops, 1,459m of rope, 566 pieces of packing tape, 613 plastic bottles, 149 plastic bags and 649 cigarette butts. 83% of all debris found was made of plastic.

2006 Cape to Cape Beach Clean Up Summary

2006 C2CIn 2006, 191 volunteers spent a total of 492 hours removing more than 11,566 individual pieces of marine debris from 43 stretches of coast.

The debris weighed over 1,739 kilograms and filled more than 216 bags with many other items too large and heavy to be placed in bags. Unfortunately, 1 snake in a bottle, bird skulls & skeletons, a decaying whale, kangaroo, penguin and a fox were also found. Debris items included 3,397 pieces of small plastic, 878 lids and bottle tops, 668m of rope, 240 pieces of packing tape, 427 plastic bottles, 441 plastic bags and 812 cigarette butts. 85.6% of all debris found was made of plastic.

2005 Cape to Cape Beach Clean Up Summary

2005 C2CIn 2005, one hundred volunteers braved 40 knot winds and a seven metre swell to collect more than 8,200 individual pieces of marine debris from 30 stretches of coastline.

The debris collected more than 1,022 kg and filled over 135 bags filled with many other items too large and heavy to be placed in bags. The debris included 1,878 small pieces of plastic, 1,347 lids and bottle tops, 1,000m of rope, 427 pieces of packing tape, 632 plastic bottles and 320 plastic bags. 90% of all debris found was made of plastic. Unfortunately 3 dead seals, 4 dead birds including one young Yellow Nosed Albatross, 7 dead fish including one porcupine fish entangled in shredded plastic packaging were also found.

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