Trading in trash


A VOLUNTEER beach clean-up with a twist will be held at Rye front beach, 10.30am-3pm, Sunday 24 January.

Organiser Sacha Guggenheimer said the Seaside Scavenge concept, Trash–Trade, was all about collecting and trading beach litter for secondhand clothes.

“Come and trade the trash you collect on the beach for stylish secondhand threads donated by salty folk to raise awareness of marine debris and plastic pollution,” she said.

Those attending should register before starting. They should also bring their own gloves. Prizes will be given throughout the day.

Events will include a recycling-themed session of children’s yoga at noon; trashy craft workshop, 1pm; and a talk by Captain Trash from the Bay Keeper, 2pm.

Dive2U will provide free tank refills for divers participating in the clean-up.

“This voluntary community event aims to raise awareness of the modern disposable plastic culture through fun, creativity and science,” Ms Guggenheimer said.

“Our intention is to raise awareness among people who otherwise may not be attracted to the idea of a beach clean-up.”

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 19 January 2016


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