Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew
One easy thing you can do to help saving our environment is to clean up rubbish. Pick up plastic, Styrofoam and other items from your local beach or area. Trash ends up in the ocean where it pollutes the environment and kill wildlife. Plastic in the ocean breaks down into such small segments that pieces of plastic from a one liter bottle could end up on every mile of beach throughout the world. It take 1,000 years for plastic to degrade and one million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans. 44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies. Please say no to plastic: Say no to soy fish containers, plastic bags, plastic straws and plastic bottles as a start. Bring your own coffee cup to the cafe and if you have forgotten it, get the takeaway coffee with no lid or give yourself a break and sit down and have your coffee in a porcelain cup. You can make a huge difference for this planet by changing some small every day habits. Thank you on behalf of the planet, oceans and the future of our children. We meet the last Sunday of every month at 10 am to clean up a local beach or lagoon on the Sydney’s northern beaches. All welcome. We are a friendly bunch. Do a good deed for the planet and makes some new friends at the same time. Read our blog to learn more about plastic pollution and what we can do to stop it and join us for a clean up!