Gold Coast Scavenge (QLD)
The Gold Coast Seaside Scavenge was scheduled for Saturday the 12th of October although due to some poor weather conditions we had to postpone it until Sunday the 13th.
Talk about a rain check! We cleaned up a massive 210.9kg of litter from Pratten park and Broadbeach. There were 4,543 cigarette butts picked up as well as plenty of microplastics and small foil packagings. We picked up a grand total of 10,289 pieces of litter and redistributed 86.2kg of preloved clothes, books and toys.
109 participants showed up to the Goldy Scavenge which was an epic turnout considering the changes made. We had 4 community groups with us which were Boomerang Bags, Reef Check Australia, Sea Shepherd and FEAL. We also had 3 amazing musicians who were Sean Fitzgerald, Phil & Tilley. The City of Gold Coast were super helpful is all aspects as well so hats off to the team who are doing a great work to Keep The Goldy Beautiful!
58.3% of participants had never taken part in a beach clean up activity before which shows us that we are still managing to engage a new audience at the Scavenge. In saying that 58.3% is a lot lower than the average 80% we are used to seeing which shows us that the Goldy community is definitely more eco aware than other communities we’ve visited.