On November 18 from 9am – 1pm Coffs Creek will be transformed into a creek cleaning haven thanks to the trash trading action that will take place as part of the Sustainable Living Festival. The scavenge turns litter into currency that is used to purchase pre-loved clothes and goods that have been pre-donated by the wider Coffs community.
Participants will be rewarded for every 10 pieces they collect with a token used as the currency in the pop-up seaside market. Coffs Harbour City Council as well as many local businesses have donated prizes for participants that collect the most litter, most butts, weirdest items and whoever’ scavenge the furthest.
There are 8-13 million tonnes of rubbish dumped annually into the ocean. Seaside Scavenge is an innovative and creative way to draw an unconverted audience’s attention to litter.
For participants to earn their currency they must separate and sort the litter collected into recyclables and non-recyclables. Then it must be recorded so that the data can contribute to the Australian Marine Debris Database managed by Tangaroa Blue.
We are looking for quality goods, clothes, books, accessories, shoes etc. for our pop-up market. Locals wishing to support via donation of pre-loved goods or time can reach us through the Seaside Scavenge website or social media pages.
Drop off point: 22 Earl St – Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm
You’ll also be able to exchange 20 pieces of litter for a drinks token that you can take over to The Plantation Hotel… and grab yourself a thirst quenching beverage after a job well done!
Friends of Coffs Creek – a Landcare group, will be at the festival doing what they do every fortnight and cleaning up Coffs creek. This amazing group of people every second week get together and clean up Coffs Creek because they are passionate and dedicated and they will be with the Scavenge crew finding the ‘Hot Spots’ where the most rubbish is!