A critically endangered Hawksbill turtle was found in a very poor condition at Manly beach last night. Seabird Rescue Central Coast (that also specialises in turtles) did their best to give advice how to care for the turtle overnight but it sadly passed away. Taronga Zoo performed a necropsy on the turtle and they found the turtles stomach full of plastic and fishing lines. Please always take your rubbish with you, reduce your single-use plastic footprint and dispose fishing lines safely. This turtle would have lived if it wasn't for irresponsible humans.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #plastic #turtle
A huge thank you to everyone who contacted Woolworths on the Corso in Manly today in regards to them having balloons as part of their opening celebration. Also, thank you to Woolworths for listening to the Manly community.
Balloons land in the ocean and choke sea turtles, kill dolphins and whales, and the ribbons entangle birds. Many times, they end up on a beach as litter. Even the ones marked "biodegradable" can hurt animals before they have a chance to break down.
Chipped teapot. Don’t landfill it. Donate it to a bird😀❤️
It even has its own drainage system...
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #birds #nature #teapot #wildlife #animals
We just want to say a massive THANK YOU to all legends who had a stall at Manly Ocean Festival yesterday, to all legends who bought a reusable product, to all legends who stopped for a friendly chat, to everyone who clean up beaches and to all legends that volunteered their time believing in a good cause and healthier oceans. THANK YOU.
Crew members come in all sizes, cultural backgrounds and ages and they all got kind hearts. Please join us for one of our clean ups. They're always the last Sunday of every month at 10am. Make a good deed for the planet and make new friends at the same time.
This week the first batch of the brand new reverse vending solutions emerged from Tomra's production facility, ready to hit supermarkets and redemption centers for recyclers keen to empty an entire bag of drink containers in seconds. Hopefully we'll see them in Australia soon too.
Tired of seeing pictures like these? Do you want a national ban on releasing helium balloons? Let the government know: https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN1175
We love this. Hopefully it will be filled with reusable cups next time too.
We would love your support so we can buy some more pickers and gumboots and hopefully one day a trailer. If you'd like to support us scan this barcode at the "Return & Earn" machines and click PayOut and your bottles and cans will contribute to our cause: community engagement, litter reduction, good deeds and friendships. We also have a fundraiser - see our other tab.
A disgruntled Coles shopper has lambasted the supermarket over excessive packaging on her latest online order, branding it a “blatant disregard” for the planet. The customer, from Canberra, took to the supermarket giant’s Facebook page to express her discontent over the amount of fruit and vegetable bags used to package her fresh produce, despite requesting to have no bags.
“Having one onion or one lemon in a plastic bag is really not necessary and makes me quite furious about the waste and blatant disregard for the climate,” she said.
However a Coles spokesperson responded to the customer’s post online, saying it wasn’t possible to omit plastic fruit and vegetable bags for “health and safety reasons”.
“We can advise that plastic bags are essential to keep your items together during the shopping process, and are necessary for health and safety reasons with some products,” the spokesperson said.