Beach Clean Data

Most weekends our volunteers will be at a local beach picking up rubbish from the waterline and the sand dunes. We are shooting for a cleaner, plastic-free environment and that means getting our hands dirty. After some Cleans we count and sort our rubbish to get an idea of what's polluting our area.


23 September 2017

North Avalon Beach 

Ciggie butts 90
Bottles/cans 59
Straws 36
Soft plastics 190
Lighters 5
Bongs 1
Soy sauce 4
Shoe 1
Plastic cutlery 6
Bottle lids 45
Miscellaneous items 400
Fishing line 30m
Bodyboard 1
Chairs 4
Table 1


16 September 2017

Whale Beach

Cigarettes 127
Corks 2
Straws 14
Soft plastics 60
Bottle caps 32
Bottles 9


5 August 2017 

Palm Beach

Bottles 42
Straws/sticks 22
Ciggies 142
Soft plastics 123
Bottle Caps 35


4 June 2017

Manly Beach 

Cigarette butts 1470
Straws 13
Lollipop sticks
Beer caps 42
Hair bands 6
Soy sauce fish 1
Balloons 5


3 June 2017

Newport Beach

Cigarette butts 400
Straws/lollipops 21
Plastic food wrappings 69
Bottle caps 39
Plastic bags 11
Soy sauce fish 19
Bottles 13
Lighters 2
Phone 1


30 May 2017

Manly Wharf

Cigarette butts 4000
Plastic straws 176
Plastic lids 208
Plastic food packaging 538
Plastic bits and pieces 430
Plastic film remnants 458
Polystyrene remnants 667


27 May 2017

Bilgola Beach

Cigarettes 70
Straws 13
Micro-plastics lots


21 May 2017

Whale Beach

Bottle caps 24
Straws 16
Coffee cups 2
Cigarette butts 202
Plastic lots


20 May 2017

Manly Beach

Cigarette butts 1045
Plastic bottle lids 5
Straws 5
Loaf of bread clips 7
Soy sauce fish 1


22 April 2017

Avalon Beach

Ciggies 195
Paper 20
Bottles 20
Bottle caps 59
Straws 18
Lollie pops 10