Kwinana Beach clean-up big success
Kwinana residents are joining forces to help keep Kwinana Beach litter-free.
About 18 volunteers scoured Kwinana Beach for litter on Sunday as they took part in Kwinana’s first adopt-a-spot clean-up program.
The anti-litter program, run by Keep Australia Beautiful, encourages communities to look after the environment by holding litter clean-ups within nominated sites.
The team collected 17 bags of rubbish from the beach including 1763 cigarette butts, a syringe, a broken glass pipe, five used nappies and several other large items.
Adopt-a-Spot Kwinana team leader Amber Pizzuto said she was often left frustrated by the amount of litter at Kwinana Beach and wanted to contribute to a cleaner environment by holding clean-up days.
“I noticed a friend of mine had also posted a short video (online) of a trip she had to the beach with her kids and was unimpressed by the rubbish and dirty nappies left behind by people,” she said.
“I contacted her to see if she wanted to join us and together our two little families could have a clean-up day.
“We posted our intentions on Facebook and have received so much encouragement — it has been amazing.
“Sunday’s clean-up was a great success.”
The group is holding its next clean-up on Sunday, January 27.
Search Adopt A Spot Kwinana Beach on Facebook for more details.
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