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Corona Helps Clear A Whopping 164kgs Of Plastic From Shaw Island

Corona Helps Clear A Whopping 164kgs Of Plastic From Shaw Island

It's hard to believe just how much rubbish has ended up in our oceans. We know of the massive trash heap that continues to float in the Pacific Ocean, as well as the microplastics that are making their way into tiny sea creatures and working their way up the food chain.

As a result, coastlines around the world are constantly filled with trash.

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But Corona has helped clean up one of Australia's most gorgeous locations to highlight how everyone needs to get involved.

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The company, known for its delicious beers and 'From Where You'd Rather Be' ads, has led a huge clean-up on Shaw Island.

A whopping 164kgs of waste was collected during the operation, which also saw 20,000 square metres of the island cleaned.

AFL player Abbey Holmes was invited to the clean-up and said it was shocking to see just how much stuff washes up on our beaches and how important it is that people do their bit.

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"It was eye opening to see the impact marine plastic pollution has on Australian coastline," Holmes said.

"Being part of the beach clean-up with Corona and Parley at Shaw Island showed me firsthand that even in paradise this is a real problem."

"This experience has left me wanting to do more to make changes in my life and to encourage others to do the same."

Corona and Parley have teamed up to help clean a million square metres of Australian coastline in 2020 and have 20 beach clean-ups organised for this year.

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But you don't have to attend one of these projects to help your local beach. It's as simple as picking up any rubbish you see while you're there and popping it in the bin.

Parley Founder and CEO Cyrill Gutsch said. "This is the start of the decade when humanity starts to make plastic and other harmful materials a relic of the toxic past. Our partnership with Corona, both in Australia and globally, has empowered thousands upon thousands of volunteers and allowed us to truly scale up."

"Beyond the hands-on impact of each clean-up, it's very much about educating and changing minds - creating new ambassadors for the oceans. As the ongoing fires in Australia show we all have to own these global problems, together. Collectively, we all have a role to play in rewriting the future."

So next time you see something on the beach or in the water, pick it up and do your bit.

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Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.