Get your gloves on for a Plastic Free Sutherland Shire

Enviro-mission: Sarah-Jo Lobwein is leading a beach clean-up to rid the coastal areas of plastics. Picture: John Veage
Enviro-mission: Sarah-Jo Lobwein is leading a beach clean-up to rid the coastal areas of plastics. Picture: John Veage

Healthy oceans will be at the forefront of a clean-up campaign in Sutherland Shire this year.

There to lead the coastal cleanse is Sarah-Jo Lobwein, the founder of Plastic Free Sutherland Shire and co-founder of Sustainable Organisations of Sutherland Shire (SO SHIRE).

Mrs Lobwein is the wife of Brett Lobwein, an award winning ocean photographer, and equally has a passion for protecting marine life.

The annual clean-up with Sea Shepherd and Marine Debri campaign is at 11am on July 28 at Silver Beach, Kurnell.

Participants will scavenge for litter around waterways. Litter is then sorted into recyclable and non-recyclable items.

Volunteers are welcome to meet at Bonna Point Reserve, at the dog beach section.

Wear enclosed shoes, a hat, sunscreen and bring water in a reusable bottle, and wear reusable gloves if possible, and get ready to join the movement of ocean warriors and help #StemtheTide.

Sand to sea: The clean-up hopes to attract volunteers who will be encouraged to recycle plastics and give them a second lease on life. Picture: John Veage

Sand to sea: The clean-up hopes to attract volunteers who will be encouraged to recycle plastics and give them a second lease on life. Picture: John Veage

Then on December 8 at Dunningham Park, Cronulla, the Seaside Scavenge will hit the scene.

Two of every 10 pieces of litter earns the 'Scavenger a Trash Token.'

These tokens are the currency accepted in the pre-loved, pop-up markets, which gives a second lease of life to pre-loved goods, all while cleaning up the coastline.

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