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Keeping our beaches clean

Wednesday 9 March 2022

A kettle, one wedge shoe, a pair of underpants, shorts and car keys were among the 14 bags of rubbish collected from Glenelg Beach and the dunes at the weekend's Clean Up Australia Day event.

The keys, which have two fobs on them that the owner will be able to identify, are at the Customer Service counter at the Brighton Civic Centre.

Thank you to the 32 volunteers who assisted with the clean-up and who collected the estimated 40kg of rubbish.

A beach cleaner combs the sand twice a week and removes large pieces of rubbish, but the volunteers collected other items that were against the sea wall and in the dunes, where the tractor can’t reach.

AUSMAP also attended the beach clean-up and held a microplastic information session and sampling at the beach.

AUSMAP is a citizen-based program that documents and analyses micro-plastic pollution in Australian aquatic environments.

Data from the sampling will be uploaded to AUSMAPs interactive hot spot micro plastic map.

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