The Great Big Wellington Waterfront Clean-up 2022 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

This years Great Big Waterfront Clean-up saw over 60 volunteers get stuck to clean over 2.5km of the Wellington Waterfront. Approximately 4,500 litres of litter was removed with a hub cap, slippers, pants, a bread knife and lots of cigarette buts and single-use beverage and food containers removed.
Volunteers saw little blue penguins and stingrays whilst cleaning up which was a wonderful reminder that their actions were preventing this litter form entering into the harbour waters and potentially being ingested by these creatures.
There are so many great cafes and restaurants that you can sit in and enjoy the harbour views or that allow you to bring your own container for takeaway, directory here, so that you aren’t generating rubbish whilst enjoying the beauty of of waterfront that the people of Wellington love and our marine life calls home.


This event will require a My Vaccine Pass on your phone or printed, to be scanned and verified at the event, for those ages 12 and over, before entry.

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