Seaside Scavenge Heads To The Capital

Canberra! Thanks for having us, we were so stoked that the weather showed up for us for what was a beautiful day on Lake Burley Griffin. On the 1st of June, with the help of 33 Scavengers and 7 volunteers we were able to remove 33.7kg of litter from Bowen Park and its surrounding areas.

Australian Ethical supported Seaside Scavenge in setting up the Canberra event and it was our first time visiting the area. We had several community groups down in the park with us such as Trash Mob Canberra, See-Change and Zero Waste Revolution. They’re all doing great work in the community and we really hope to work with them again in the future.

Big shout out to all our committed Seaside Scavenge volunteers for offering their time to help clean the lake and park. We couldn’t have done it without you!

The Seaside Scavenge removed a lot of small hard microplastics, broken glass bottles and take away cutlery from the area. This indicates the people that are using Bowen Park for picnic trips or trips are not taking their plastic takeaway items with them when they leave! Leaving takeaway plastics where they don’t belong will cause them to break down over time and turn into smaller microplastics which is not good for anyone.

We had two very talented local musicians playing for us on the day, Peter Lyon and Marty K. Thanks a bunch to these two legends!

Canberra has some dedicated businesses that are keen to get behind the Scavenge so we had prizes from Capital Brewing Co, Balanced Yoga and Touch Of Siam. Congratulations to Chris, Nicole, Paul and Robbie who took home the prizes!

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!

Seaside Scavenge wants to plant a seed of environmental nurturing in you. This involves thinking beyond waterway litter and focusing on litter prevention. In short - create less waste. Be creative and think of all the different ways you could cut down on your own consumption.

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. Here’s the link to contact us.

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.

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Joshua Holliday