Freo's View


Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, pollution, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017


Students of Fremantle John Curtin College spent one hour on cleaning up Port Beach recently and were amazed at what they found in such a short time in winter.

Cigarette butts 166, Cigarette lighters 3, Straws 20, confection sticks and cups 50,Lids and tops 27, Plastic drink bottles 13, Plastic food packaging 38, Cylume glow sticks (mini) – recreational fishing 6, Recreational fishing items 15, Rope and net scraps less than a metre 17, Rope in metres 3 and Plastic bits and pieces hard and solid 162.
Others: Foam buoys 3, Earplugs 8, Glass beer stubbies 4, Broken glass 20, Cloth 9, Aluminium cans 5, Metal bottle caps 29, Paper and cardboard packaging 136, Rubber balls 1 and Rubber remnants 12.

One has to wonder how much other rubbish ended up in the ocean before the students collected it.

It is disgraceful that so many people believe someone else will clean up after them and leave their rubbish behind.


Roel Loopers


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  1. freoview said, on July 30, 2017 at 7:30 am

    I did not have a bad day, the people who leave rubbish on our beaches have bad days, Sarah. Why are they so inconsiderate? I did not take it out on “the rest of the world” as you claim, but on those who carelessly dispose off rubbish on our beaches. Don’t YOU care for the environment?


  2. Sarah wilson said, on July 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Someone is having a bad day aren’t they Roel.

    Maybe you shouldn’t take it out on the rest of the world

  3. bigjulie said, on July 29, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Time to revive the wonderful campaign “Pigs rubbish Australia” albeit somewhat unkind to pigs?

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