Whitsunday Escape family & friends rallied together to join in Clean Up Australia Day, volunteering their personal time to keep marine debris out of our region!
This event runs each year on the first Sunday in March, with schools, communities and businesses getting involved in their local litter sweeps.
Double Cone is comprised of two small islands, flanked by rocky beaches and shrubs. We collected over 250kg of debris, such as toothbrushes, thongs, wooden shelves, fuel containers, lighters, brushes & combs, plus hundreds of micro plastic pieces.
Our belief is that most of the litter we found was not intentionally created. However, the sheer amount of trash we discovered serves as a reminder to be mindful of securing anything that could potentially blow overboard, and to minimize the use of plastic items in our grocery shop.