Operation Clean Sweep® actioned in the National Plastics Plan

17 million messages

The AMDI Database passes the 17 million item milestone as litter continues to flood into Australian waterways

Tangaroa Blue Foundation and AMDI partners have identified and removed a staggering 17 million items of litter from oceans and waterways around Australia through community clean-ups over the last 16 years.

From cigarette butts to fishing litter, single-use plastics dominate the 17 million items the marine debris organisation has recorded in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database. Read more “17 million messages”

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