2012 Darwin Harbour Clean Up

The third annual Darwin Harbour Clean-Up was held on July 12 with around 120 volunteers and workers collecting an estimated four tonnes of rubbish from Darwin Harbour’s coastlines and waters, organised by the Northern Territory Seafood Council and OceanWatch Australia.

The rubbish collected included around 1600 plastic drink bottles, 730 plastic bags, a staggering 12,000 aluminium cans, 13 shopping trolleys, a navigational buoy light, a military belt complete with water bottle and an empty ashes urn. The thong count was down, with only nine collected compared to 63 last year. The number of plastic bottles collected remained almost the same while the number of aluminium cans was nearly double last year’s tally.

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