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Hundreds Pitch in to Clean Up Our Coast

Over the weekend of the 14th and 15th October, over 190 volunteers from the local community, environment groups, schools, government agencies and industry representatives hit the coastline between Cape Leeuwin, Cape Naturaliste and Busselton, Western Australia, to clear bags and bags of rubbish and washed up marine debris in the 2006 Cape to Cape Beach Clean Up.

20061016-Project-AwareMembers from Augusta Regional Environment Centre, Dunsborough Coast and Land Care, Dunsborough Progress Association, Friends of Cape to Cape Track, Tangaroa Blue, West Whales, Dunsborough Probus Association, Newton Moore Class from Bunbury High School, Geographe Bay Yacht Club, Prevelly Penguins, South West Catchments Council, Busselton Jetty, Cape to Cape Catchments Group, WA Fishing Industry Council, Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Fisheries as well as individual volunteers made the most of the beautiful spring weather to collect over 11,566 individual pieces of rubbish weighing over 1730kg from the Capes coastline.

The haul included 472 plastic bottles, 441 plastic bags, 3397 bits of plastic, 668 metres of rope, 240 metres of packing tape, 812 cigarette butts and 21 light bulbs.

Extract from "Hundreds Pitch in to Clean Up Our Coast" by Project Aware. Read the full article on the Project Aware website.