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.