saving our oceans

Every year, Australians use and dispose of 6 billion plastic bags, 1 billion take-away coffee cups, 768 million plastic straws and 600 million litres of bottled water. This is unsustainable. 

Recent surveys have found that 70% of the endangered small loggerhead turtles (whose preferred diet is jellyfish) passing through Moreton Bay have ingested plastic.  It has also been found that up to 90% of seabirds have plastic in their guts. Australian Government scientists predict that by 2050, this figure will have increased to 99%.

kids discuss plastic pollution

In this short film by marine conservationist Nicole McLachlan, Green Heroes talk about plastic pollution and why it's important to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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squeaky clean beaches

Organise a marine trash treasure hunt and start the conversation about the effects of plastic pollution on marine life. 

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sea turtle action

Everything you need to know about sea turtles and how you can support our partner organisation, Ballina Byron Sea Turtle Hospital.

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litter-busting lunches

Litter-free lunch programs educate families about the problem of single-use plastic and show how they can help save the oceans.