Friends and Supporters of Beach Patrol

Our thanks to the following sponsors for assisting our Beach Patrol groups

Beach Cleaning events for your zone

Beach Patrol is an organised network of volunteer, community beach cleaning groups

You don’t have to live near the beach

If you would like to join a beach patrol group or start up your own group you are very welcome too

We pick up and dispose of all types of rubbish

we manually clean the beach in an effort to preserve and improve this environment

we are also helping our bay and river systems

systems by discarding litter that may otherwise be swept away by tides

Turn Off The Tap

As part of State funded Litter Hotspots program, BeachPatrol is involved in profiling litter collections  & providing the data to the Port Phillip EcoCentre.  This data helps locate sources of litter.

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Our Recent Group Activity

Three new Beachpatrol groups were launched in June and July 2015.  Frankston and Seaford on the east side of the bay and Werribee out west.  Even though it is the chilly months of the year, each group had about 15-20 people turn out for their first cleans.  This brings out total number of groups to 20 operating around the bay now with approx. 1500 people registered. Can we get some out of State groups to start in other locations?

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Love Our Street too

A new initiative to Beachpatrol, Love Out Street volunteers are actively making a difference to the litter on our local streets.  Raising awareness of littered beaches and streets is one of Beachpatrol's main goals.  Beachpatrol also works with local and state government to address this issue.

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Welcome to Beach Patrol

Beach Patrol, through the power of local resident members and community spirit, is helping to clean the beaches of Melbourne.

Beach Patrol is a chain of volunteer community groups each defined by suburb, post code and t-shirt colour.Starting in 2009 with 3206 Beach Patrol - Middle Park , it quickly became evident that many 3206 residents cared greatly about the condition of their local beaches and were in fact willing to donate one hour of their time each month to help keep the beaches cleaner and safer for the greater enjoyment of all. Beach Patrol - 3207Port Melbourne was soon up and running and following on 3182St Kilda and 3186Brighton Beach Patrol soon followed on.  By the mid 2015, there were 18 groups running, covering over 50 km of beach across the top of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay with approx. 1500 volunteers signed up to help keep our beaches clean.

Most Recent Group Activity

3207 Cleans Lorimer St outside Westgate Park by admin

The length of this section of the street is about 1 km.  In one hour we collected 218 bottles and cans and 2 large sacks and 6 BeachPatrol bags of litter.  A lot of disposable coffee cups with plastic lids.  It was awful.  On the way to drop the bottles in a recycle bin we pick up another 56 bottles and cans around Garden city shops.  Where is our Container Deposit Scheme???

How much difference has BeachPatrol made in this year?

How much difference has BeachPatrol made in Previous years?

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Sunday, 22 May 2016 11:50:58 PM
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The Case for a Container Deposit Scheme
There are many very good reasons why a Container Deposit scheme (CDS) is required.  A CDS would put a deposit on a bottle of drink and when the bottle is returned the deposit would be refunded. 
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:09:42 AM
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Consequences of Cigarette Butt Waste and Litter-Reducing methods

High death rates from lung cancer and other illnesses associated with cigarette smoke

have prompted greater efforts to keep communities informed of the harmful consequences of

tobacco use.


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Tuesday, 8 September 2015 1:44:57 PM
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3941Rye September Beach Clean
A warm, dry day - thanks to our team on Saturday September 5.
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:53:55 AM
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Going Plastic Fishing

A wonderful group in Holland has come up with this idea to remove plastic waste from their canals.

http://plasticwhale.org/

 


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Sunday, 12 April 2015 5:12:26 AM
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Another Container Deposit Scheme Excuse Debunked
Many littered bottles are still partially full, those contents are worth far more than a 10 refund on a bottle
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Sunday, 15 March 2015 1:57:29 AM
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Balloons kill wildlife, pollute the Earth and waste Helium

http://balloonsblow.org/impacts-on-wildlife-and-environment

Dolphins, whales, turtles, and many other marine species, as well as terrestrial animals such as cows, dogs, sheep, tortoises, birds and other animals have all been hurt or killed by balloons. The animal is usually killed from the balloon blocking its digestive tract, leaving them unable to take in any more nutrients. It slowly starves to death. The animals can also become entangled in the balloon and its ribbon making the animal unable to move or eat


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Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:23:13 AM
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Coral found to be eating plastic waste in the ocean
A lot of small plastic comes from big plastic. What happens is large plastic objects enter the ocean and get exposed to UV and they get brittle and degrade into many small pieces. So it's great that they're stopping this stuff that you literally pour down the sink from entering the marine environment but a lot of the small plastic just comes from big bits of plastic too."
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Monday, 23 February 2015 12:16:03 PM
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Plastic increasing in world’s oceans
They determined 8 million tonnes of plastic was added to the ocean in 2010. Measurements were taken from 192 countries with coastlines. As populations grow and use of plastic increases, this number is expected to double by 2025.


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Friday, 20 February 2015 11:52:02 AM
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Nurdles Quest for Domination of the Ocean
View the animated video.
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Next Beach Clean Dates

Beach ZoneCleaning DateTime
   
319129-May-20169am - 10am
319629-May-20169.30am
3195 Mordi29-May-201609:00
3195 Aspendale04-Jun-20169.30
320704-Jun-20169 am
3941 Rye04-Jun-20162pm
318211-Jun-20169am
318812-Jun-20169 am
303012-Jun-201611.30am
3195 Mordi12-Jun-201609:00

In this year

Most Common Items selected
Most Common Items selected
 
Drink Containers. All bottles and cans for CDS count
Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments < 5cm

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015

None100+1000+
   
462211

In previous years

None100+1000+
   
266229