Community comes together to purge plastics.
Last Sunday, Perth NRM’s Coastal + Marine team celebrated Tangaroa Blue‘s WA Beach Clean Up at Challenger Beach, a rehabilitation site sponsored by Alcoa.
The event was a joint collaboration between champion organisations and community groups, eager to reduce plastics ending up on our beaches: Sea Shepherd Australia – Marine Debris Campaign, Tangaroa Blue, Naval Base Shacks, City of Kwinana and Microplastix, an organisation started by engineers who attended with a ‘trommel’ for sifting through sand and collecting microplastics.
The event saw 47 volunteers collect and sort through 62kgs of marine debris. Of the 2,125 pieces of rubbish removed, the most common items found included:
- Soft plastic food packaging
- Hard plastic pieces
- Discarded rope
In preparation for WA Beach Clean Up, the amazing staff from Alcoa cleaned up the reserve neighbouring Alcoa’s operations, which also resulted in 62kgs of litter and rubbish collected.
We acknowledge and appreciate the support of all our partners, supporters, funding bodies and sponsors.