A clean-up effort is underway on Tasmania’s Bruny Island after reports of a bean bag bursting on a beach which could pose a risk to local marine life.
- A Parks and Wildlife ranger says the bean bag has left thousands, “if not millions”, of tiny polystyrene balls on a beach in Bruny Island
- The balls can be mistaken for food by marine life, and cause them to feel full and starve
- Islanders say littering is a common occurrence and have appealed to visitors and residents alike to be mindful of the environment
The tiny balls were scattered throughout a stretch of the sand at Adventure Bay, along with some in the adjoining bushland.
Discovery Ranger Claire Mason from the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) found out about the litter on…