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Gabriel Kearns - Mangere Bridge Waste Wise March 2017

We have a great community here in Mangere Bridge and my family and I volunteer for the various clean ups that our local group “The Friend’s of the Farm” organise. This event was part of the national sustainable coast lines event. My Son and I were allocated a section of foreshore to clean up, Amongst the items collected were a car tyre broken glass bear bottles (Sol must have been on special) and various tiny bits of plastic, These tiny pieces of plastic are a real problem for marine life as fish eat them but then cannot digest them. There was a documentary film maker from Germany in attendance I spoke to him briefly and they will use the completed documentary in Germany as part of their efforts to improve European coastlines. It was great to see members of the community coming together to make a difference. Every little bit helps.

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