HELP WANTED: Volunteers are needed to help clean up a 60km beach stretch from Double Island Point to Noosa Northshore this weekend.
HELP WANTED: Volunteers are needed to help clean up a 60km beach stretch from Double Island Point to Noosa Northshore this weekend.

JOIN THE CAUSE: Help needed for Double Island clean up

THERE'S still time for volunteers to register and help clean the 60-kilometre beach stretch from Double Island Point to Noosa Northshore this weekend.

Running from sunrise this Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13, the Double Island Point Beach Clean Up forms part of Surfrider Foundation Australia's ongoing bi-annual efforts to eliminate "an average of two tonnes” of rubbish and debris from the stretch.

RELATED STORIES

Various sponsored giveaways and raffle draws of prizes totalling $2000 will be on offer for all registered volunteers, along with educational presentations and activities, a free BBQ, live music and an open mic and jam session.

One lucky winner will score a free Notox surfboard, while all collected beach plastics will be processed through Plastic Collective's Shruder Machine and transformed into recycled products such as bags, baskets, 3D filaments and molded kids toys.

More information about the water refill station, part of Surfrider's collaborative effort to reduce the footprint at this weekend's beach clean-up event.
More information about the water refill station, part of Surfrider's collaborative effort to reduce the footprint at this weekend's beach clean-up event. Contributed

Once cleaned and shredded, remaining plastics will be given to companies such as WAW Handplanes and NevHouse for reuse in their products. 

As a result of yet another collaboration with We-Refill, over 3000 litres of chilled, filtered and sparkling water will be available through the "world's first remote beach water refill station”.

The Shruder Machine in action.
The Shruder Machine in action. Contributed

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles and soft drink mixers to utilise the refill station and reduce the footprint on site throughout the event.

Day trips are available as an alternative to camping over the weekend, while DropBearAdventures will be on hand to transport volunteers without personal 4x4 vehicles, though bookings are essential.

4x4 and camping permits end tomorrow with all last-minute registration links available at www.surfrider.org.au, and all helpers will be welcome on site.

Call Surfrider Sunshine Coast Branch President Craig Macintyre on 0434 587 756 for more information.

Gympie Times


REVEALED: Gympie candidates on Voluntary Assisted Dying

Premium Content REVEALED: Gympie candidates on Voluntary Assisted Dying

We asked each of Gympie’s 8 election candidates their opinion of Voluntary Assisted...

POWER 40 FULL LIST: Gympie region’s most influential #1-40

Premium Content POWER 40 FULL LIST: Gympie region’s most influential #1-40

We reveal the movers and shakers – the people considered the most powerful and...

Labor accused of giving voters’ private details to unions

Premium Content Labor accused of giving voters’ private details to unions

Personal details of a number of people has allegedly been shared