In Parliament

Members Statement - Street2Bay Project


Street2Bay Project.

Tuesday, 8 December 2020.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13:58):

The 1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts know how to make a difference.

Their Street2Bay Project, which seeks to combat microplastic pollution and protect our beaches and wildlife, has become a state-wide initiative.

Five hundred Scouts and Leaders have spent over 3,300 volunteer hours in litter audits. Since the project commenced in 2018, 54,000 items of litter have been collected and categorised; 74 per cent of the litter was plastics and 37 per cent was cigarette butts.

To Group Leader Janet Cardell and other Leaders in the scouting pack: you are making a real difference in protecting our community.