Port Phillip EcoCentre and Yarra Riverkeeper Association

Clean Bay Blueprint – Microplastics Trawls

 Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Environmental Protection category

Clean Bay Blueprint – 'Microplastics trawls' is a 3-year research project funded by the Port Phillip Bay Fund to help deliver the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan.

The Port Phillip EcoCentre and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association implemented a range of initiatives including river trawls to identify how much plastic pollution reaches Port Phillip Bay from Melbourne's Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers. Monitoring the changes in litter loads, one-off pollution events and effectiveness of anti-litter initiatives, supports the design and implementation of litter source reduction plans.

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