Lakeside Scavenge 2020By Melissa Roberts | 10-08-19
About Seaside Scavenge
Seaside Scavenge has grown from a community initiative at Coogee Beach, Sydney to gain Not-for-Profit status. Since March 2015, twenty successful events have taken place between Mornington Peninsula and Magnetic Island attracting over 1,500 people to collect over 2,400kg of litter, over 50,000 cigarette butts and donate over 2,350kg of second-hand goods" post by Anna Jane Linke, Seaside Scavenge Founder and CEO.
For more information please visit the Seaside Scavenge website. You can also join the Facebook community.
Trade Litter for Pre-loved goods and drinks to clean up our foreshore (and oceans)!!
NEXT LAKESIDE SCAVENGE - MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING MONTHS
What is involved in the Lakeside Scavenge?
The Scavenge is a waterway clean-up and clothes swap event where litter collected becomes currency to purchase quality pre-loved clothes, books and bric-a-brac donated by the local community.
For every 10 pieces of litter collected participants are rewarded with a token to use in the pop-up lakeside market. 20 pieces of litter will earn participants a hard earned drink from the Banjo Paterson Inn.
At each event there will be are number of local environmental information stalls including Boomerang Bags, Council's Resource and Waste Education Officers, as well as musicians and upcycling workshops throughout the day promoting plastic-free lifestyle alternatives and marine debris pollution awareness.
"80% of ocean pollution comes from land-based sources. Jindabyne sits on the Snowy River which weaves it’s way 352km downstream to come out at Marlo, Victoria.
Despite being inland, the region’s litter has every opportunity to make its’ way to the ocean that’s why this debut Lakeside Scavenge has been adopted by the Jindabyne community"
"The Scavenge is an innovative and creative way to draw unaware audience's attention to litter" quoted from the Inspiring NSW organisation website.
“We want to open peoples eyes to waterway pollution and offer an outlet to tackle the problem together. More importantly, we want to demonstrate how to easily cut-back on consumption of single-use plastics and fast-fashion,” says Founder and Director, Anna Jane Linke.