Clean Up Groote Eylandt Day | 2020

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Description One hundred and five people volunteered to comb 8 Mile Beach for the 2020 annual Clean Up Groote Eylandt Day. The ALC Rangers and ladies from the Anindilyakwa Art Centre sorted through the debris and recorded:

- 4673 plastic bottle tops
- 2759 plastic bottles
- 883 thongs (406 left, 397 right + spare parts)
- 527 plastic cigarette lighters
- 405 floats
- 251 squid jigs
- 119 glass bottles
- 118 tooth brushes
- 55 rolls of tape
- 47 metal containers/gas bottles
- 4 ute loads of ghost nets and rope

The plastic based products are then recycled where possible through East Arnhem Regional Council’s recycling program, and up-cycled by the Anindilyakwa Arts who turn them into all sorts of amazing installations, including Macie Lalara’s monster fish (fish made of marine debris) which is touring Australia.

Once again thanks to all our partners including the Mamarika Clan, South32 GEMCO, Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises - GEBIE Civil and Construction, Community Development Program, Anindilyakwa Arts, Groote Eylandt and the Anindilyakwa Land Council for making this the biggest ever single marine debris campaign ever seen on the Groote Archipelago. #cleanupgrooteeylandtday

The video content was led by ALC Media, Anindiyakwa Land & Sea Rangers and Anindilyakwa Arts staff as a joint venture for Clean up Groote Eylandt Day 2020.

© 2020 Anindilyakwa Land Council

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