Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group
Litter and Polystyrene Pollution in the Yarra
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Environmental Protection category
Recognising the diabolical effects of litter and polystyrene pollution on the health of the Yarra River, Yarra Riverkeeper Association partnered with Clearwater Group to negate these impacts.
Four large-scale Yarra Blitz community clean-up events held in 2019 removed 17,500kg of vacuumed waste and 665kg of community collected waste.
By identifying sources of polystyrene and litter pollution, mapping the hot spots and facilitating Yarra Blitz clean-up days, the initiative engaged and educated the public and developed recommendations to prevent future pollution.