WA Liberal Leader Zak Kirkup rolls up sleeves to battle waste at Falcon Bay

Only four days into the new job as WA Liberal leader, Zak Kirkup was among 74 volunteers who took to Falcon Bay beach to clean up waste on Saturday.

The Dawesville MP made his first local appearance at the clean-up day for the Coastal Waste Warriors.

The volunteers cleared away 277kg of litter and marine debris from Falcon Bay beach, stopping it from entering the ocean.

According to Coastal Waste Warriors the beach is a hot spot for after hours beach activity, leading to a massive amount of rubbish being left behind, from drink bottles and cans, plastic food packaging and wood remnants to cigarette butts.

Also found were washed up boat remnants and a shopping trolley dragged over the dunes to the beach; the group used the 'Snap Send Solve' app to report the missing trolley to Woolworths.

Coastal Waste Warriors thanked its local business sponsors for donating giveaway prizes for the volunteers which promoted both its sustainable living and shop local message, helping it to spread the 'reuse to reduce our waste' awareness.

This was the last clean-up day for 2020, but anyone interested in joining for 2021 can find the group on Facebook.