Lyall Bay Beach Clean-up


As 5th Consulting is based in Seatoun, so close to the coast, we want to make sure Wellington’s coastal and marine environments are looked after. In addition to providing quality accounting and business advisory services, we have also organised several beach clean-ups.  Our first tackled the coast from Breaker Bay to Tarakena Bay.  The second was unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather, meaning we were keen to get back out there as soon as possible.


On the 13th of March, the team at 5th Consulting met at Lyall Bay.  We split up from the sea-level to the dunes, making sure we covered the whole surface of the beach and worked our way across.  We each had a large rubbish bag and gloves and managed to collect an impressive amount of rubbish in just one hour.


We picked up an array of items including glass, plastics and forgotten clothing.  Abandoned plastic toys, cans, and disposable face masks took up a lot of room in the bags.  There were also a lot of smaller plastics like lollipop sticks, food wrappers and plastic cutlery.


This area of Wellington’s coast is usually looked after by a group called Lyall Bay coast care.  Unfortunately, due to Covid, this group hasn’t been able to organise many clean-ups recently. However, they started again in early April – here is the link to their facebook group if you’re interested in participating in this great initiative.


Lyall Bay is one of Wellington’s most popular beaches meaning there are multiple bins.  Regardless, there is often rubbish left behind.  Not only is this unsightly, but it also poses a major threat to the marine environment as animals mistake litter for food or get caught in the rubbish.


Although we managed to pick up a large amount of the rubbish polluting Lyall Bay, we didn’t even make a dent in the amount of rubbish that fills the oceans.  In future, let’s all do our bit to ensure we leave areas better than how we found them and aim to reduce single-use plastics to protect our oceans and wildlife.

For more information on our next beach clean-up event contact us here.

Published on April 12, 2022