AUGUST 2020 -Shell washer welcomed to power clean oyster shells in Pumicestone
Recycling used oyster shells for reef restoration work can be slow and dirty work. Australia’s only fishing conservation charity, OzFish Unlimited, recently welcomed a new purpose-built shell washer to accelerate the recycling process for its dedicated volunteers at Pumicestone Passage. The washer will clean recycled shells within the Shell Recycling Centre at the Ningi Transfer Station before they are sterilised in the sun for up to 4 months. OzFish Pumicestone Chapter purchased the washer with the help of a grant from the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program that supports community groups to address local environmental outcomes. OzFish Pumicestone Passage Chapter President Elle Veary said the shell washer would benefit shell recycling on multiple levels.