Marine Debris Clean Up at Throsby Creek

On August 15th, 14 volunteers from OCCI volunteered at the lake Macquarie/Newcastle marine debris clean up day! What a fantastic day it was. We removed 85.6kg rubbish from 320m along Throsby Creek. The litter was astounding. The highest number items we found were (counts in brackets): Cigarette butts (145), Bottle lids & tops (115), Plastic bags (222), Plastic drink bottles (157), Plastic food wraps (346), plastic film remnants (202), foam pieces (315), Aluminium cans (84), tetra packs & drink cartons (51).

If you want to join and help for our next clean up day, remember to follow us on Facebook or check the upcoming events!