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Big Awards Day for BeachPatrol

Today was Australia Day.    Our Kingston and Bayside groups each won the Community group of the year award from their respective councils.  Excellent effort from all these volunteer groups.  Hopefully it shows the increasing importance being placed on litter and plastic waste entering our oceans.

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3193BeachPatrol at Ricketts Point wins Bayside Council's Environmental Community Organisation of the Year Award

We are thrilled to advise that Bayside City Council has awarded Beach Patrol 3193 Ricketts Point their Environmental Community Organisation of the Year Award for 2016.

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City of Kingston Beachpatrol groups win nonimination for City of Kingston Community Groups Australia Day Awards

Our 5 BeachPatrol groups in the City of Kingston area were collectively nominated in this years Australia Day awards the council awards to groups in its region.  Well done to Mentone, Parkdale, Aspendale, Chelsea and our new Mordialloc groups.

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3 Beachpatrol groups unite for a joint clean

Members of 3 different Beachpatrol groups joined together with another local volunteer group on Sat 7th Nov for a clean in Newport

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Beachpatrol makes it as a finalist in VCC annual awards

Beachpatrol has been selected as a finalist in this years Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence for 2015.  Sponsored by the Victorian Coastal Council who;

Ensure the protection and enhancement of Victoria's coastal and marine areas.

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NSW to get Container Depost Scheme

The Baird Government in NSW has just announced they will introduce cash for containers recycling in NSW! Today is a great day for the environment.   Now every littered bottle will be worth 10 cents.  Bottle litter will vanish in a few months.  recycling will go from 20% to over 80%.  (Just yesterday Port Melbourne 3207BP picked dup 116 bottles in an hour).What a fantastic improvement this will be for all.

Now We need to convince our new Vic government that this is essential here too to clean up our highly littered beaches, parks and road ways.

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New litter collection bags

New litter collection bags for BeachPatrol have arrived.   These new bags will further brand the image of BeachPatrol all along our coast and make our dedicated volunteers look more stylish  when on the beach!     Thanks to a grant from the Port Phillip Council.

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Plastics in our Oceans have a Devestating Toll on Wildlife

On Wed 17th Sept, Dr J Lavers gave a talk on her research into the effects of plastic in the oceans on its wildlife.  Heart wrenching at times she show videos of Albatrosses feeing bottle caps to their young who would then die of starvation with a stomach full of plastic bits they could not digest or pass.

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3195 Parkdale Beach Patrol - First Beach Clean

3195 Parkdale Beach Patrol are holding their first beach clean at 10am on 23 August 2014 meeting at the Parkdale War Memorial.

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Did you know? Can recycling

It takes about 100 gms of coal to make a new Aluminium can for a soft drink.   But to remake a can from a recycled can only takes about 5 gms of coal.   So don't trash those cans, recycle them in a recycle bin or take them home. 

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