Spreading awareness is an essential part in the battle against marine debris. Earlier in 2015 one of the hot spots in Cape York, Chilli Beach on the east coast, had a sign put up to inform tourists and locals about the topic. Now, the Mapoon Back Beach on the west side of the peninsula received its own signage, placed at two strategic camp sites.
In cooperation with the Mapoon Aboriginal Council and the Mapoon Land and Sea Rangers, Tangaroa Blue Foundation uses the sign to explain how much debris is removed from this beach every year, how much effort is put into the removal and how visitors can do their part to help: Dispose of your rubbish at the nearest tip and what can be recycled at the ranger station. And if you want to do more and contribute to the Australian Marine Debris Database grab a bag from the rangers to collect some extra rubbish and good karma.