Volunteers collected and reported more than 67,000 litter items from around Townsville and Magnetic Island, from 2008 to 2017. The items here are regularly reported through the Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.
Thankyou to those who lent a hand at any one of the clean-up events, to those who pick up rubbish even when it isnt theirs, and to everyone striving to reduce their waste through daily steps. Good work to you all!
This infographic was created by Reef Check Australia by Lolo TR with the following partners: National Landcare Programme, Townsville City Council, NQ Dry Tropics NRM, Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Conservation Volunteers Australia and Reef Check Australia.
You can download a copy of this pdf here – it’s a great tool for communities to identify what is impacting their local environment and a starting point for a source reduction plan!