spreads (14).gif

Beach clean ups are great, logging it too is even better

With marine debris washing up on local beaches Eurobodalla Council is reminding residents to log their finds on Tangaroa Blue’s national database.

Council’s sustainability coordinator Mark Shorter said items from a shipping container spill in May were continuing to wash ashore.

“The APL England lost 50 shipping containers into the sea while on route to Melbourne and we’re seeing more and more takeaway containers, meat trays, face masks, and small bits of plastic wash up locally,” he said.

“The Tangaroa Blue Foundation has been tracking the spill debris since the containers were lost. It’s vital to remove these items but so important to record what is found.

“All you need to do is enter the details into the Australian Marine Debris database, an easy to use phone app. This helps with tracking where waste is coming from, with the aim to try and stop it from the source where we can.”

Council has also received reports of fire and flood debris again washing onto local beaches, with requests for clean-ups. Council does not remove natural matter from local beaches, instead letting nature take its course over time, but will continue to monitor the beaches.

For more information on the Australian Marine Debris initiative and to download the app, visit

Above: More debris is washing up on Eurobodalla beaches from a shipping container spill in May. Pictured is Eurobodalla Council’s sustainability coordinator Mark Shorter with some of his beach finds.

COMMENTS : Due to the risks associated with comments from unidentified contributors that expose The Beagle to possible legal actions under the NSW Defamation Act 2005 No 77 anonymous or Nom de Plume comments will not be available until an alternate system of author verification can be investigated and hopefully installed.

Those who provide their REAL NAME (first name AND Surname) and a verifiable email address (it won't be published) are invited to comment below. (yes it is a pain but please comply - it would be a  shame to see your comment deleted)

Those contributors KNOWN to us and verified may continue to use their First Name for ease. The primary need for all of this is due to traceability should a legal action arise.

If you need anonymity email us via our normal or encrypted email accounts

Please note that if you are looking for a previous comment that is no longer visible please contact us.