Did you know that the Great Pacific Garbage patch is now 3 times the size of France, and nearly as big as the landmass of Queensland?
What this means is that plastic is now in our food chain! BAD NEWS for seafood lovers!
Our stormwater system is the unfortunate conveyance mechanism for almost all plastic and gross pollution into our streams, lakes, rivers, bays and oceans.
Did you know that, for the most part, Australia’s stormwater infrastructure has no replacement budget and inadequate maintenance budgets? Yet our stormwater network offers one of the prime opportunities to stop plastic pollution from land-based sources reaching our waterways.
So what we do now with our planning, implementation and management of stormwater can improve or deteriorate the health of Australians and our waterways.
Would you sacrifice one cup of coffee a month to keep plastic pollution out of your food chain?
This link shows you the powerpoint slides with the full text. In less than 10 minutes you can take in the full detail of this incredibly important issue: Powerpoint Link
If you have more questions about this please reach out to your SPEL representative for anything you might need.
Thanks and more power to you!
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