In 2006, 191 volunteers spent a total of 492 hours removing more than 11,566 individual pieces of marine debris from 43 stretches of coast.
The debris weighed over 1,739 kilograms and filled more than 216 bags with many other items too large and heavy to be placed in bags. Unfortunately, 1 snake in a bottle, bird skulls & skeletons, a decaying whale, kangaroo, penguin and a fox were also found. Debris items included 3,397 pieces of small plastic, 878 lids and bottle tops, 668m of rope, 240 pieces of packing tape, 427 plastic bottles, 441 plastic bags and 812 cigarette butts. 85.6% of all debris found was made of plastic.