Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) has just released a summary of the litter data they have collected for the Georges River as part of the #SeaToSource project in 2020.
It’s very interesting to see the breakdown of litter, and perhaps not very surprising that plastic is the dominant material found (93%).
Over 6,160 items of litter have been counted. The top ten most common items were:
- Hard plastics fragments
- Plastic lids and tops
- Soft plastic film remnants
- Foam insulation and packaging
- Plastic food packaging
- Foam cups, food packs and trays
- Plastic utensils
- Fishing line
- Non-food plastic wrap
- Sanitary items
The #SeaToSource project is a three-year project, and community clean ups and litter audits are continuing this year.
To find out where and when future #SeaToSource Georges River clean ups are happening, search for NSW events on CVA's website. Just search for #SeatoSource - New South Wales Events.
Sea To Source is supported by the Australian Government under the Environment Restoration Fund.