Ugly Australians?

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 18:38
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Evening all,
Just noticed a press release from the Qld Minister of Environment about marine debris.
A team of Wildlife Service Staff and volunteers have just cleaned up 2 cubic meters of marine debris from Milman Island just off Cape York. The rubbish was mostly plastics and fishing net.
I know from personal observation on some of the beaches north of Cooktown that the amount of plastics, thongs, foam and even disposable cameras is horrendous.
I have walked one of these beaches and found a matching pair of thongs within a hundred meters.
Some of it can be attributed to passing ships that we can do nothing about.
Let us here at EO not be in the litter category. (i know that we are not). Thats my whinge for the day.
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Bros.
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 18:46

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 18:46
Chillie Beach has a reputation for being beautiful, unless the tide has brought its usual garbage dump with it. What a great pity.
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Follow Up By: Bros 1 - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:42

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:42
Footloose,
Apparently the prevailing winds carry all the junk, or most of it, up north.
Bros.
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Reply By: b4no1member - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 19:39

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 19:39
why did i i think of member number 1 before i even read the first line of what you wrote
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Follow Up By: Bros 1 - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:44

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:44
b4no1member,
I hope you know him personally. LOL.
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Reply By: the real chopper - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:20

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:20
On the Fraser Island clean up we collected that much in the first two kms of hook point (most in the first 500 meters)

we had three utes and as many roofracks, stacked (and two of the utes, i believe, did two runs) we had 100 garbage bags and ran out.

Our area was Dilli village to hook point (inland and beach), noone camps down there, very few stop and fish down there, so where does it come from???
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Follow Up By: Bros 1 - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:46

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:46
the real chopper,
Yeah i read about the clean up on previous posts and many thanks for your efforts. Maybe we need to have more of these cleanups.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 23:18

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 23:18
Bros 1,
We just did a quick run from Bundy up to Laura to revisit old camping grounds.Camped o/n at Archer Point, and won't be surprised if we find it closed to campers next visit: same as Minnamoolka (wrong spelling- probably the water)
Unfortunately this refuse was land-based, but possibly hippies, as the ubiquitous disposable nappies were absent.

WE wish,
Jeff H.
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