Exclusive: Volunteers express frustration at lack of beach cleanup support after ‘significant pollution event’ on Sunshine Coast

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Three days into the marine turtle nesting season, “toxic” polystyrene beads started washing up along the Sunshine Coast near Maroochydore, spread over at least 5km of the beach and riverbank.

Volunteer groups involved in the ongoing beach cleanup say the spill is a “significant pollution event” in a Unesco biosphere reserve area.

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