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Surfrider Australia's Christmas wrap ... up

Beach rubbish © Len Matthews



Environment Updates

Aussies clean beaches of 8.0 tonnes of rubbish this year

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 December, 2014 - Surfrider Perth branch launched it's local Rise Above Plastics school education program connecting student's to their coastal environment's through in class activities, beach cleanups and surf sessions. 

The Gold Coast Tweed branch in collaboration with YesKanDoo developed and launched bag share initiative Boomerang Bag's  in Burleigh Heads! Boomerang Bag's aims to reduce plastic bags in local communities by providing a free, sustainable alternative.

Hundreds of dedicated volunteers have participated in sewing bees to create thousands of Boomerang Bags using second-hand, donated materials. Surfrider's Northern Beaches and Perth branches are now working to bring Boomerang Bag's to Avalon in NSW and Trigg in Western Australia.

The Sunshine Coast Branch threw its forth annual Eco Challenge event! Eco Challenge showcases green and sustainable culture, featuring live music, wooden surfboard workshops and comp, skateboard demos, and eco-village market stalls, creating awareness of coastal environmental issues through sustainability initiatives. Visit

Beach clean up's galore! Our branches around Australia from the Capricorn Coast, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast in QLD, to Crescent Head, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Wollongong and Eurobodalla in NSW,  Torquay in VIC, and Perth and Margaret River in WA. We've been down at your local beach as part of our national Rise Above Plastics campaign and have collectively cleaned and databased over 8.0 tonnes off rubbish this year.


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