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3016 October Clean Up
What a clean! 36 amazing volunteers (plus a beautiful pooch) put on the gloves and picked up litter for 60 minutes today. We collected 11.6kgs of rubbish and made sure 83 recyclables will be given another life. Thank you to everyone who came and if you couldn’t make it today we hope to see you next month 🙂

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Last  Friday Oct 26th Werribee Beach Patrol & the Werribee River Association held a corporate clean up day with Holcim Australia.  With 20 enthusiastic volunteers including 2 on the river in a kayak & a boat we removed a massive amount of rubbish.  Our haul  of 550kg included  706 drink bottles and cans, 9 shopping trolleys, 11 garbage bags filled with plastic fragments, packaging, food containers & other general rubbish.  This amount of rubbish is totally acceptable especially when we are told that we are the cleanest state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street casual street cleans

Seven volunteer hours on two afternoons - not an official LOS event. Six bags of litter, 8 kg in total, 28 drink containers that should be returned via a Container Deposit Scheme if Vic had one. A massive 2100 cigarette butts.

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Mount Eliza Sunnyside Beach 28 10 2018
Cool weather, yet 10 brave volunteers turned up and removed around 88kgs of mostly plastic wrapping, 150 cans and bottles. This was one of the worst b...

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Not the best weather for our October clean and this brought our numbers down but we did have 4 volunteers.

Our totals for this month were 7 bags of rubbish weighing 29 kgs including 31 bottles and cans.

See you next month, Paul.

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3207 Two corporate cleans
Two cleans with people form corporations were conducted this week.  One from Cvent and the other from IBM.  Great to see these young people involved in caring for the environment.  Cvent did a street clean around South Melbourne and IBM did a Beach Clean on Sandridge in Port Melbourne. 

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17 LOS volunteers collected 55 shopping bags of litter and recyclables weighing 85 kilos, across an area of approx. 30 metres deep and 500 metres in length. This are is right behind the Watton Street shops and in front of the Werribee River.

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A successful clean up following our postponed clean.

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We had an amazing 36 people join us to help clean up our beaches!
In total we picked up 50.6kg including 81 bottles and cans. 33.6kgs of rubbish and 17kgs of bottles and cans and a trolley!

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A great turn out today with lots of new faces joining our regular crew.  Thank you to everyone for helping!  We picked up approximately 31.5kg of rubbish, including 352 cigarette butts, 43 bottles/cans and lots and lots of small plastics.

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