Clean-up collects bottles, cans, straws and butts
More than 400 bottles and cans, 250 plastic straws and 1000 cigarette butts have been collected in a clean-up of Umina Beach on Sunday, June 16.
The Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Beach clean-up saw 47 volunteers brave bleak conditions to pick up and remove 198 kg of rubbish.
The rubbish included: 1000 cigarette butts, 255 plastic straws, 139 plastic drink bottles, 133 aluminium cans, 131 beer bottles, 8kg of broken glass, two chairs, two tents, two tyres and one bean bag.
One volunteer said on social media that she could not believe the amount of little bits of plastic she picked up.
Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign has conducted over 520 beach cleans nationally with more than 20,000 people volunteering their time.
The Central Coast's next clean up is at Terrigal Beach on the July 21 at 10am.
Media statement, 20 Jun 2019
Justin Estreich, Sea Shepherd
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