NSW – Shipping container debris washes ashore

Eurobodalla Shire Council Media Alert

Southeast swells have brought more than crashing waves to Eurobodalla’s coastline, as takeaway containers and facemasks wash onto the shire’s beaches.

Eurobodalla Council’s manager of environmental services Deb Lenson said these were the first deposits to reach Eurobodalla following a shipping container spill in May.

“The APL England lost 50 shipping containers into the sea while en route to Melbourne,” Ms. Lenson said.

The Tangaroa Blue Foundation has been tracking the spilled debris since the containers were lost. Council’s environmental education officer Bernadette Davis said items like plastic takeaway containers and unused facemasks had begun washing ashore yesterday. Read more “NSW – Shipping container debris washes ashore”

Stars Shine a Light on Marine Debris

In April, Tangaroa Blue Foundation and We-Refill joined together for a beach clean-upduring BluesFest,one of Australia’s longest-running and largest music festivals. The clean-up event was part of the global launch of the #BYOBottle campaign, and they had a little help from their friends. While bands were playing and festival-goers were reveling, a few stars took some time out to join a crew of volunteers to give back. Read more “Stars Shine a Light on Marine Debris”

Stars Shine a Light on Marine Debris

In April, Tangaroa Blue Foundation and We-Refill joined together for a beach clean-up during BluesFest, one of Australia’s longest running and largest music festivals. The clean-up event was part of the global launch of the #BYOBottle campaign, and they had a little help from their friends. While bands were playing and festival goers were reveling, a few stars took some time out to join a crew of volunteers to give back. Read more “Stars Shine a Light on Marine Debris”

Containers overboard litter NSW Central Coast

NSW’s Central Coast beaches are being covered with successive waves of rubbish from a recent shipping accident. Following heavy swell and rough conditions at sea on the night of Thursday 31 May, 83 shipping containers were lost overboard from the Liberian ship YM Efficiency, which was making its way from Taiwan to Sydney. Not only do the containers pose a danger for other boats but the contents of these containers will now create a huge hazard for marine life for months, if not years to come.

Read more “Containers overboard litter NSW Central Coast”

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