Great news for beaches all around our country: scientists have surveyed dozens of beaches and discovered a 30% reduction in pollution! With most of it being plastic waste!
CSIRO surveyed 183 coastal sites across 2018-19 and compared their findings to the 32 locations they surveyed in 2012-13. While some sites saw a MASSIVE reduction in pollution, some coastal sites sadly had increased their pollution… but! The great takeaway from this is how at even a 30% average reduction countrywide, we’re all putting our eco ethos into practice and going out of our way to protect our coasts and oceans!
We wonder what scientists will find over the next few years!
Does your local beach look less polluted over the past few years?