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NSW - Binless Playground Day 2014

The 2014 Sea Week theme is “Sustainable Seas” Why not collect litter or do a litter survey of your foreshore/beach/park to mark this special
day and make sure your litter never becomes Marine Debris?

By implementing ‘low waste’ or ‘binless lunches’ we (educators) can create a chain of awareness about the harmful impacts packaging and waste have on our marine systems. Litter that starts its journey in the playground will travel to local creeks, then to major rivers/lakes and will
eventually make it to the oceans and become Marine Debris.

Estimates suggest over a million seabirds may die each year and up to 100, 000 marine mammals and turtles as a direct result of Marine Debris.
The Pacific Garbage Patch is one of many garbage patches in the oceans of the world. It is the largest and has an area twice the size of France.

Flesh-footed Shearwater full of plastic
just off the East Coast of Australia on
Lord Howe Island. Where did that plastic
come from I wonder?


To draw attention to this issue the Binless Playground Day will be held on

Wednesday 5th March 2014

A very special thank you and congratulations to the schools who have already managed to go 100% Binless!

TO REGISTER: Please register to participate on the day by sending a contact name/ school name, contact details (completed pledge) and a short description of your plan through to Amanda Burrows (details below). It is hoped registered schools will be listed by the media who cover the event on the day! Please let us know if you are participating- we would like to get all schools involved. 

For more information please contact Amanda Burrows on or 0417 525 592

Albatross on Midway Atoll taken by Chris


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