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Sydney Water's Beat the Bottle

Sydney Water Beat the Bottle

Let's clear a couple of things up before we read on:

  1. Beat the Bottle isn't about recovering from alcohol

  2. The photo above is not some sort of rare sea creature; it's a plastic bottle I found today on Blueys beach! I had to look twice it looked so strange with the barnacles covering it.

Beat the Bottle is a new initiative from Sydney Water bringing Australian music to help get rid of plastic off our beaches. The events are happening on Sunday 4 March (Clean Up Australia Day) at Manly Cove and Wollongong Beach. My bottle was found

Beat the Bottle will see two special clean-up events take place complete with DJs Purple Sneakers and True Vibenation, unique musical outfit; The Junk Drummers – plus sausage sizzles, a reusable water bottle for participants and refillable water stations.

Chaos Emerald from Haiku Hands and Jayteehazar have also collaborated to produce a high-energy track called “Come Clean”, which will be played by the DJ's on the day.

Photo (Deb Carr via

Working to ensure plastics are stopped from entering our waterways and oceans is an environmental challenge we can play a part to tackle; the United Nations estimates that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.

Event Details:

'Beat the Bottle’ with Sydney Water, SO Manly and Plastic Free Wollongong

Date: Sunday, 4 March 2017, Clean Up Australia Day Noon and 4pm (see locations for specific times).


  • Manly: Manly Cove (next to Sea Life Aquarium)

  • Wollongong: Stuart Park (next to North Wollongong Surf Club). 1A Cliff Road, North Wollongong

Details: Clean the beach to the beat! Get drastic on plastic this Clean Up Australia Day and help rid Manly Cove and Wollongong Beach of plastic bottles and waste. Join us at 'Beat the Bottle' for good vibes, cheap eats and dancing beats from FBi Radio DJs. An initiative of Sydney Water, 'Beat the Bottle' brings together local clean-up legends SO Manly and Plastic Free Wollongong alongside the Boomerang Alliance, The Green Team, Living Oceans, Plastic Free Manly, Surf Rider Foundation and Responsible Runners. To get involved go to

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