4,696 Flip-Flops Washed Ashore at a Queensland, Australia Beach

Flip Flops

On Cape York’s Chili Beach in Queensland, Australia, 4,696 flip-flops (referred to as ‘thongs’ by Australians) had washed ashore and were collected during a five-day clean up effort by marine conservation group Tangaroa Blue Foundation, headed by Heidi Taylor. According to the clean-up volunteers, over 90% of the debris picked up were made of plastic: “drink bottles, bleach bottles, oil containers, fishing crates, kilometres of ropes and nets, broken bits of remnant from hard and soft plastics, and even plastic resin pellets…”

Flip Flops

Flip Flops

Clean-up organizer Heidi Taylor

photos by Hayley Turner via Herald Sun

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