The Curtis Island Beach Clean Up is an annual initiative where industry and volunteers come together to collect and remove marine debris from Curtis Island near Gladstone in Queensland. Santos GLNG was proud to join our LNG plant neighbours in partnering with the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Reef Clean to deliver the clean-up event. The Reef clean project aims to protect the Great Barrier Reef Region by coordinating regular clean-up activities, conducting site monitoring, and engaging with schools and community education sessions.
With over 40 volunteers, the team collected a total of 24 bags of rubbish weighing in at 230.8kg. The collection was brought back to the mainland and sorted to determine the type and origin of the debris and ensure correct disposal. The top five items found included hard plastic remnants, plastic lids and tops, ropes and net scraps, foam insulation and plastic drink bottles. Encouragingly, the volume of debris collected was less than in previous years.
We’d like to thank all Santos GLNG staff and their families who joined the community effort and volunteered on the day. Santos is committed to preventing harm to the environment as a result of our project and operational activities. We operate in diverse locations that have unique biodiversity and land features and we have strong processes in place to identify and understand environmental values and mitigate potential risks. Subject matter experts are engaged to conduct ongoing measurement of water, waste, air and biodiversity indicators to ensure that we meet Santos’ high environmental standards. Read more about our approach to mitigating environmental risk and maximising beneficial outcomes throughout the lifecycle of all our activities in our 2021 Sustainability Report.