Milestones In Maroubra

Thank you Maroubra! With the support of Randwick City Council we were able to hold our 46th event on the weekend. It was our 6th event in Randwick and our 2nd in Maroubra. We had such a great day down on the beach with you all on Saturday. Despite the light morning drizzle that thankfully cleared, the rest of the day was gorgeous!

94 participants & 13 volunteers took to the beach on Saturday 2nd of March 2019 to clean-up 78.6 kg of waste, 3,168 cigarette butts and THOUSANDS of bits of small plastics! The weirdest thing we found on the day was an old bike tyre with its gearing system still somehow attached!

We smashed some massive milestones at Saturday’s Scavenge! Seaside Scavenge has now picked up over 150,000 cigarette butts and have had over 5,000 participants join in the scavenge! WOOT.

Out of the 94 participants that took part on the weekend 66% had never been to a beach clean event.Typically 90% of participants have never done a clean-up, so it’s awesome to see that so many Scavengers in Maroubra are already getting involved in the beach clean action!

Live tunes were powered by our bike generator as always. We enjoyed the talents of Dom Diaz & Jasper from Majun Bu - check these legends out on social media if you appreciate good music!

Massive thanks to Boomerang Bags for coming down and handing out their awesome reusable bags that are sewn in the eastern suburbs from old odds & ends which are donated to the group. If you want to know more about Boomerang Bags then you can check out their website here of visit the Eastern Suburbs Boomerang Bags Facebook group here.

We had AWESOME prizes from Yogala, Let’s Go Surfing & The North End Cafe to award the hard working participants who collected some of the most trash and weirdest items! Congratulations to those who took home the prizes! We really appreciate your commitment to keeping the environment clean.

To everyone that participated we hope you’re enjoying your new, yet pre-loved items purchased with your trash tokens! The second-hand market is a core element of the Scavenge, as it’s about reducing waste on all levels. HUGE thanks to all the people that donated their goods!

The Scavenge is about thinking beyond waterway litter and focusing on prevention. So for anyone looking to be part of the change, purchasing groceries, lunch and anything else with minimal packaging is a good place to start! You can also buy reusable water bottles and coffee cups here. Try #meatfreemonday or just to consume a little less meat in general, ride your bike or walk to the shops instead of driving next time. Do yourself a favor, slow down & enjoy the environment around you.

If you want to be more involved with what we do here at the scavenge you can get in touch about organising a corporate workshop, school talks or university presentations. We love hearing from you. We’re always looking for volunteers & donations as well so please don’t be shy! Send us a message to find out more.

Stay up to date with what we’re up to at the scavenge by following us on Facebook & Instagram.

Oceans of thanks to everyone involved!

Joshua Holliday