On Friday 29th May, students from Prep – Year 7 at Bloomfield River State School headed to the local beach, Weary Bay, for a Beach Clean-Up. The event is undertaken each term to fulfil the school’s commitment as a Reef Guardian School.
Students were well equipped with garbage bags, gloves (kindly donated by Tangaroa Blue Foundation) and data collection sheets. They began at Windy Loo and headed North 2.5km towards Plantation Creek.
A grand total of 1592 separate items were collected and loaded into the school trailer. Plastic bottles, glass bottles, aluminium cans, plastic bags fishing line, foam pieces, plastic chairs and food wrappers were the main items collected and counted.
Beach Clean-up Tally
- Plastic Bottles – 388
- Glass Bottles – 253
- Aluminium Cans – 309
- Plastic Bags – 105
- Plastic pieces – 169
- Fishing Line – 8
- Food Packaging e.g. chip packets 115
- Other – 245
Other Items included: plastic chairs 2, foam, fishing equipment, light 3, cigarette lighters, buoy, rubber pieces, thongs 11, plastic rope – blue packaging 2, razor tip, perfume roll, headband, bike wheel and a fork.