Results of the Coastal Cleanup organised by the Clean Environment Campaign on 15 September 2001

A total of 8933.5 kg of rubbish (or just over 8 tons) was collected by 509 participants over the course of the cleanup from approximately 60km of coastline. Of this total, 69 kg of recyclable plastic bottles and 14.5 kg of recyclable aluminium cans were collected.
From the data cards received to date, information on types of material collected and potential sources of such refuse has been extracted. Clear patterns can be seen in where the refuse originates and in the types of material most commonly discarded.