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The impact of plastic in our waterways

Updated: Aug 28, 2019


Increasingly we are confronted by images of wildlife that have died because of plastic in our waterways. It may be the bird found dead with a stomach too full of plastic to hold any food. It may be the turtle with the straw up its nose. Or it may be about microplastics in our food supply.


Another sometimes-overlooked problem with rubbish in our waterways is that chemicals can leach from the rubbish and contaminate water. This is particularly the case with cigarette butts.


We need to keep this rubbish out of our waterways. 

Plastics are flooding our waterways and this is the impact.


In Australia we have great facilities for rubbish collection. There is no good reason for rubbish to enter our environment.

CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU

In Australia we have great facilities for rubbish collection. There is no good reason for rubbish to enter our environment. However the more rubbish we produce the more likely it is to end up in our waterways.


Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Compost.


Are you sure that bottled water is better for you? It certainly is not better for our environment. Did you know that cigarette butts contain plastic? This is part of the filter which traps the tar and other toxins to minimize the amount inhaled. So butts in our waterways are a problem for two reasons

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