Cleanup event against marine litter

West Melbourne VIC

Every year 8 million metric tons of plastic gets into our oceans, affecting marine life and ecosystems. As they say, if this doesn’t change, by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. We are hugely concerned about this, as, without a healthy marine environment, the seafood industry would be negatively impacted. And that is why we want to do our part.

During the end of October 2019, the Melbourne Seafood Centre will be organising a cleanup event, looking forward to engage with our stallholders and provide social and environmental values for our community.

Through this type of event we want to educate our staff, create behaviour change, and raise awareness about the impacts of litter on our environment while enjoying time outdoors. We will be sharing our knowledge about the relationship of litter and marine pollution, what are the most frequent waste streams polluting our area, and how a simple action can create a positive impact for the community.

This event will be achieved with the collaboration of:

Clean Up Australia

Seafood Industry Victoria

The Plastic Runner