Plastic Free July – 1-31st July
Australian Plastic News
NSW Bans single-use plastic bags
New South Wales will introduce the first of its single-use plastic ban, starting with lightweight single-use bags from 1 June 2022.
$45M to build a plastic recycling facility
Construction has started on the new ‘world-class’ plastic recycling facility on the NSW-Victoria border. The facility is expected to recycle one billion PET plastic bottles annually and manufacture more than 20,000 tonnes of new recycled PET bottles and food packaging.
BP & LOS NEWS
Peter coordinates 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol.
“Being aware that 95% of the litter in our water catchment area ends up in our Bay inspires us to work with many in our community and in the greater region. This all results in less litter on our beaches.
We work with local Mayors, M.P.s and CEOs to gain positive outcomes. Results include the foreshore litter tackle bin, proposed butt bin foreshore trial and assessment of storm drain litter solutions.”
School & Corporate Cleans
Ramona, Ross, Sarah & Luke and Julie have been busy since April! Delivering six information and beach cleaning sessions with all Grade 9 students from Albert Park College (over 250 students!). Showing the students a presentation and discussing the issues of plastics in our oceans and in Port Phillip Bay. Further collecting 1,562 pieces of plastic. Ramona also conducted hotspot cleaning with new university students at Newman College.
In terms of the corporate cleans, Telstra did a beach clean with 13 staff members who did a full litter audit and collected 3,576 pieces of plastic, including 485 food wrappers, 660 nurdles, 181 polystyrene pieces, 774 hard plastic pieces and 910 soft plastic pieces at New Beach, Port Melbourne.
If you want to arrange an education session please get in touch with email@example.com
Brazil Litter Survey Questionaire
Have your say on litter to help the University of São Paulo’s Institute of Oceanography and coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Ocean Sustainability in Brazil. This survey will help the research to better understand what volunteers like you are learning through BeachPatrol and Love Our Street cleans and contribute to the transformation of future volunteers, by providing them with the tools to become more capable of fighting the marine litter problem.
Congrats to Neave from Mt Eliza
13 years old Neave activated her community to join her on a community clean on the 9th May, by dropping off flyers in neighbours’ letterboxes. Fab effort!
Thanks to all BP & LOS volunteers!
May 16 to 22nd was National Volunteer Week – The BeachPatrol committee wants to thank each and every one of you for your tremendous work, hours and commitment to cleaning and keeping your beaches, parks and streets clean! The environment thanks you.
We’ve created a simple step-by-step guide on how to use the LitterStopper App. It helps record the litter you collect and feed into the DEWLP Litter Watch database.
An updated version of the LitterStopper app is now available V4.1.
Meet our new group
3145 Love Our Street has kicked off with a great effort at Darling Station in Malvern East. This group covers part of the Gardiners Creek catchment. The creek is a major tributary to the Yarra River.
2022 Litter Collection Highlights
March 2022 Litter Stopper Entries
1,298 glass bottles, 1,665 plastic drink bottles, 1,905 metal cans, 524 PPE plus more.
April 2022 Litter Stopper Entries
551 glass bottles, 1,036 plastic drink bottles, 916 metal cans, 348 PPE plus more.
May 2022 Litter Stopper Entries
391 glass bottles, 643 plastic drink bottles, 695 metal cans, 272 PPE plus more.