When we leave litter lying around, it travels out to sea through drains, streams, lagoons, estuaries and rivers. Once in our oceans, rubbish harms and kills sea creatures, who get caught in it or mistake it for food. Toxins from plastics poison our seafood and rubbish on land makes a perfect home for mosquitos to breed and spread disease.
Use this page to learn more, then get involved in hands-on solutions to this problem.
Love your Coast presentation
Impacts of rubbish on marine environments and simple solutions to address the problem.
What's the problem?
Brochure showing how rubbish affects our coasts and the simple ways to solve the issue.
Event results: Print version
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Event results: Spreadsheet
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Volunteer Registration: Print version
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Volunteer Registration: Spreadsheet
Use this spreadsheet to digitally record volunteer registration details.
What goes around comes...
Poster highlighting how litter comes back to affect our seafood and, ultimately, ourselves.