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Partnering With Tangaroa Blue To Reduce Marine Debris

Blog Post - Partnering With Tangaroa Blue To Reduce Marine Debris

Marine debris and plastic pollution come from a wide range of sources, so each item collected needs to be specifically addressed through data, tracking, and relevant stakeholder engagement.

The Australian Marine Debris Initiative looks at this data at a local government/regional scale to first identify the types of marine debris impacting the local environment, and then to find practical solutions to prevent the loss of these items into the environment in the first place. These source reduction plans reduce the amount of litter and rubbish entering our freshwater and saltwater environment, conserving both land and water through a healthier environment.

 


Funding from FNPW has enabled our marine conservation partner Tangoroa Blue to appoint a dedicated Source Reduction Project Officer to engage with communities around Australia on a range of marine conservation initiatives, including:

1) facilitation of Plastic Pollution Working Group meetings to develop source reduction projects for Browns Creek and Pennington Creek in the NSW MidCoast LGA.
 
2) Coordination of two Northern Rivers clean-up and data collection activities to raise awareness of the marine debris issue through engagement of an artist in residence who uses recycled materials for art installations.
 
3) Providing support to the Warrnambool community in Victoria who have collected data to set up two source reduction plan projects. 
 
4) Developing and building a new Source Reduction Plan Database for communities that want to find out how other projects have reduced particular items from becoming litter and marine debris.
 
You can help FNPW protect Australia's marine environment and the amazing creatures that live in the ocean by donating to our Marine Wildlife appeal.

 

 

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