FRASER ISLAND

CLEAN UP

Dates

10 May 2019 - Friday
11 May 2019 - Saturday
12 May 2019 - Sunday
13 May 2019 - Monday

Waste Statistics – 2018

In 2018, Four Wheel Drive Queensland received support from Ocean Crusaders who were able to collate detailed statistics of waste which was collected across the event weekend and was recorded in the Australia Marine Debris Initiative database. We saw volunteers clean 112km of beach from the Manta Ray barge landing site to South Ngkala Rocks including south Waddy including major tourist destinations such as Lake McKenzie, Central Station, Champagne Pools, Lake Birrabeen and Lake Boomanjin. There was a staggering 6,974kg of waste removed which was comprised of:

  • 741 cigarette lighters
  • 4,578 straws / cups / plates / cutlery
  • 2,367 plastic toys / ribbons / poppers
  • 43, 701 plastic lids
  • 2,075 plastic bags
  • 6,442 plastic bottles
  • 20,674 plastic film scraps
  • 9,606 pieces of foam packaging
  • 1,468 glass bottles
  • 2,481 aluminium cans
  • 4,382 pieces of aluminim wrapping
  • 1,569 thongs
  • 7 toilets
  • 533 bait and tackle bags
  • 529 bait containers and lids / bait savers
  • 826 commercial fishing remnants (floats, pots, crates)
  • 1,723 glow sticks
  • 946m fishing line
  • 4,892 rop scraps less than 1m
  • 1,020m of rope greater than 1m
  • 131, 350 hard plastic fragments
  • 300kg boat
  • 1 complete large handrail

Ocean Crusaders – Fraser Island Clean Up 2018