Part of the #SeaToSource project, 8 Rivers profiles 8 urban waterways in Australia, sharing information about their importance to the local environment and threats the rivers are facing from plastic litter.
Plastic is around 60-95% of the litter in our waterways and oceans and causes a wide range of issues in these environments. A significant source of litter is urban footpaths and parks, which are drained by storm water systems that flow into rivers and creeks. By cleaning up litter before it enters rivers and oceans, we can all be a part of improving the health of our environment.
We’re inviting everyone who cares about tackling plastic litter to get on board and share your stories about the impacts of litter on your local rivers and waterways, and how you are able to make a difference. Just follow a few simple steps to join the Campfire site and get posting!
Click on each river to find out more and join the The Campfire to share your stories of tackling plastic litter in your community.