Volunteers tidy Cosy Corner

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The clean-up crew on Cosy Corner beach.
Camera IconThe clean-up crew on Cosy Corner beach. Credit: Chloe Kobel

More than 35kg of trash and 205 strands of discarded fishing line were collected by Sea Shepherd at Cosy Corner beach last weekend.

The group also collected 157 cigarette butts from the carpark and surrounding beach area.

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Sea Shepherd marine debris co-ordinator Chloe Kobel said some of the cigarette butts found were right next to bins and some were buried on the beach.

“It’s very disappointing to see there’s still rubbish being carelessly left behind when there are so many bins readily available,” she said.

However, discarded fishing gear was the main culprit in the recent clean-up.

“We collected 205 sections and fragments of fishing line and rope, as well as 18 glow sticks and some plastic floats,” Ms Kobel said.

“Cosy Corner is a stunning spot and we would love to see visitors to this place using the bins provided and respecting the beautiful coast.”

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More than 40 volunteers joined the environmentally conscious group in the Cosy Corner clean-up.

Trash found at the weekend included 40 beer bottles, 43 cans, 25 plastic bottles and about 100 pieces of discarded plastic rubbish, such as chip packets, bread bags and plastic-bag pieces.

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