Iluka and GeoCatch helped clean up Dalyellup Beach

Iluka staff members teamed up with GeoCatch to help clean up Dalyellup Beach. Photo is supplied.
Iluka staff members teamed up with GeoCatch to help clean up Dalyellup Beach. Photo is supplied.

Iluka and GeoCatch teamed up in early October to clean up a one kilometre stretch of Dalyellup Beach.

The effort was part of the annual Tangaroa Blue Foundation WA Beach Clean Up, which has been running for 15 years at beaches across the state.

Iluka's Travis Drysdale approached GeoCatch to see how his crew could get involved in local environmental projects.

"It's great to see our efforts are feeding into a national database of marine debris research," he said.

Over 60 kilograms of rubbish was collected at the site, consisting mostly of glass and plastics, with a large amount of burnt rubber also found. Most of the items originated from the beach, having been left behind by visitors.

GeoCatch has been involved in the WA Beach Clean Up since its inception.

"This is a fantastic way to engage the community in a way that contributes to the bigger picture of litter distribution and composition across our coastline," said GeoCatch Coordinator, Jen Mitchell.

"Working with Iluka employees has allowed us to reach a new demographic that can take the message of coastal protection further into the community."

Other clean-up events will be running on the weekend of 19-20 October. Go to the Tangaroa Blue website to find an event near you.

https://www.tangaroablue.org/event/wa-beach-clean-up/

This story Joining forces for beach clean up first appeared on Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.