Logo-Tagline-Protect-Our-Oceans

Clean Up Australia Day

20090305 MandurahAs part of the Clean up Australia Day project, seven Mandurah Senior High school students and two teachers headed down to Silver Sands beach not far from the school and cleaned the beach. They started the morning with a presentation at the school learning about Tangaroa Blue and marine debris, followed by a beach clean up. When they arrived at the beach it was devastating to find that there were thousands of cigarette butts on the grassed area where the bus parked. So they set out to pick them all up, after our count back at the school there was a total of 1413 collected from this very small area.

They then headed down to the sand to continue the clean up, the majority of the debris came from beach users consisting of glass bottles, cans and cigarette butts. It was great to see though that this beach was actually very clean, with little plastic and other waste.

They then headed back to the school and collated the data as shown below.
They then headed down to the sand to continue the clean up, the majority of the debris came from beach users consisting of glass bottles, cans and cigarette butts. It was great to see though that this beach was actually very clean, with little plastic and other waste.

They then headed back to the school and collated the data as shown below.

Marine Debris Collected:

  • 23 Aluminimum Cans
  • 71 Pieces of Plastic
  • 7 Food Wrapping
  • 7 Wooden Ice-Cream Sticks
  • 6 Pull Tabs
  • 7 Plastic Containers
  • 2 Binding/Thread/String
  • 10 Plastic Bags
  • 22 Straws/Stirrers
  • 2 Polystyrene Foam
  • 61 Paper/Cardboard
  • 4 Cups/Plastes/Cutlery
  • 39 Lids/Bottletops/Corks,
  • 1 Peg
  • 5 Shoes
  • 9 Plastic Bag Remnants
  • 3 Bait Containers
  • 2 Fishing Line
  • 3 Rope
  • 3 CableTie
  • 1413 Cigarette Butts
  • 7 Tabacco Packaging/Wrappers
  • 5 Wood
  • 9 Matches
  • 4 Metal