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The ocean-beach clean-up day

Saturday March 09, 2019 Written by Published in Environment
Young girls with plastic cutlery found littered along the beach while helping pick up trash last Friday afternoon. 19030710 Young girls with plastic cutlery found littered along the beach while helping pick up trash last Friday afternoon. 19030710

The Ocean Beach Clean-Up Day at the coastal and sea area around Trader Jacks last Friday afternoon, amassed 280 kilograms of trash.

 

Forty five volunteers sorted the rubbish into their respective bins, the most items accumulated composed of Woodstock cans, plastic forks, takeaway containers and polystyrene foam pieces.

The collected rubbish weighed in consisted of: aluminium - 18.9kg, cardboard - 5.9kg, glass - 62kg, plastic - 21.3kg and general rubbish - 171.9kg.  Nine divers collected glass bottles, cans, chip packets, large truck tyres and even a baby pram from the sea, these were transported back to shore via paddle boarders, in the shallow water volunteers even managed to scavenge television parts and cooking pots. KiteSUP, the organisers would like to thank sponsors CITC Building Centre for their donation of 30 mesh bags and gardening gloves, as well as The Rarotonga Brewery for the keg of pure gold and Trader Jacks for allowing the use of their skip bins to dispose of the waste.

They also encourage everyone to reduce the amount of waste they use by purchasing reusable products.