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Eurobodalla Shire Council Media Release
Sparing Snapper’s penguins from snaring plastics
Marine debris is a worldwide problem, with street litter washing into gutters and drains to pollute rivers and oceans. Closer to home, rubbish in the Clyde estuary is posing entanglement risks to the little penguins that live there.
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”
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”