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Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his father's publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry.        

Key event days

Ride 2 Work Day – 18 October

Waste Expo – 25-26 October

Container Deposit Scheme – 1 November

National Recycling Week – 13 – 19 November

Plastic News

NZ bans fresh produce bags in supermarkets

New Zealand is leading the world to expand its ban on fresh produce bags used to hold fruits or vegetables.

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ABC War on Waste

Craig Reucassel was back for series 3 of War on Waste and dived deep into Australia’s waste crisis to sort the facts from the PR spin, meet new waste warriors, and track down fresh everyday solutions to help all of us do our part in the ‘War on Waste’.

View now on ABC iView

ABC has partnered with the team at Good for the Hood to produce a community toolkit to help us continue our fight on ‘War on Waste’.

Visit Good for the Hood website to download the action kit.


Get yourself one of these! 

BeachPatrol/LoveOurStreet hoodies with the latest designs are still available (while stock lasts)!

The cost is $55 each plus delivery (approx. $12) Colour: navy with white print

Sizes: Small (S) Medium (M)  Large (L) and Extra Large (XL)

Email your order to admin@beachpatrol.com.au

Another Zero Waste Festival!  

We had an incredible time soaking up the energy at the Zero Waste Festival. It was a day filled with inspiring connections, sharing our passion for a litter-free world, and being uplifted by the boundless enthusiasm of fellow eco-warriors.

Before the festival kicked off, we organised a mini Spring Clean the City along the Yarra River, and we were thrilled to have 4 dedicated individuals join us in collecting 5kg of litter. Together, we are making a positive impact and moving closer to a litter-free future. Thank you to everyone who joined us at this fantastic event.

Alternative recycling info! 

We’ve summarised some alternative recycling options for some items – fees may apply!

Tread Lightly take most types of sports shoes/boots

Banish take hard-to-recycle household items such as blister packs, toothpaste tubes, lotion bottles, coffee pods, bread tags and much more

Upparel recycle textiles, clothes and materials in good or poor condition

Unsure of how to recycle certain items, search it on the Recycle Mate app.

LitterStopper Quick Stats! 

Jan – August 2023:

+ 5500 people have volunteered 6000+ hours collecting and removing almost 16,000 kgs off our streets and beaches

47,021 cigarette butts, 308 syringes, 11,748 cans, 12,230 plastic bottles, 19,598 bits of polystyrene/foam, 12,996 food wrappers and 34,686 nurdles/plastic pre-production pellets.

Since 2015, BeachPatrol has collectively removed 2,709 syringes, 682,686 cigarette butts and a whopping 133,888 kilograms from our beaches and streets – WELL DONE!

LOS praised in Parliament

Brad Rowswell MP (Member for Sandringham) told the Legislative Assembly in a Member’s Statement praised the effort of Sandringham LOS group and the efforts of 20 volunteers

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School & Corporate Cleans

We’ve been doing beach cleans with FactSet, Gentrack staff and Northcote High School year 12 students.

Check out all our school activities and tallies

If you want to arrange an education session please get in touch with admin@beachpatrol.com.au

The arrival of the container desposit scheme on 1 November should make a big difference to the amount of littered containers on our beaches, streets and parks. BeachPatrol and Love Our Street will be watching very carefully and reporting on the impact it has – stay tuned! 

Smooth looking dash

2023 Litter Collection Highlights 

June 2023 Litter Stopper Entries

807 glass bottles, 840 plastic drink bottles, 986 metal cans, 142 PPE plus more. Total of 140 cleans.

July 2023 Litter Stopper Entries

430 glass bottles, 922 plastic drink bottles, 847 metal cans, 126 PPE plus more. Total 120 clean.

August 2023 Litter Stopper Entries

440 glass bottles, 733 plastic drink bottles, 1,051 metal cans, 157 PPE plus more. Total 102 cleans.

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