Despite the early morning and wintry conditions, there was a great turn out of PDP volunteers with their families at Little Shoal Bay last Sunday for the Plastic Free July Beach Clean-Up Event, which was organised by the PDP Sustainability Team in Auckland.

Approximately 50 kgs in waste were collected within a couple of hours. The most common waste offenders identified during the clean-up included plastic bottles, glass bottles, polystyrene, aluminium cans, lighters, straws and a lot of cigarette butts.

To finish off the clean-up a delicious BBQ by the beachside was sponsored by PDP and enjoyed by the team.

Many thanks to those who helped with the beach clean-up event. We can only start by making a difference, even if it is a small one.