#SeaToSource supports people around the country to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter. 

Why a focus on ocean litterThe litter in our waterways and oceans is around 60-95% plastic which we know has disastrous impact on the environment and the animals that call these places home. So, we’re committed to reducing the amount of plastic litter entering our creeks, rivers and oceans 

#SeaToSource focuses on 8 waterways which flow into The Great Southern Reef – a huge series of connected reefs that extend around Australia’s coastline, from Moreton Bay, Queensland to Kalbarri in Western Australia. The Great Southern Reef is home to a wide variety of plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet, and it’s in our own backyard. 

#SeaToSource focuses on where litter starts its journey, encouraging us all to find ways to eventually make beach clean-ups a thing of the past. It starts with each of us, and our relationship to our waterways and oceans. Together we’ll also head upstream, working with communities along waterways to identify and reduce pollution in our towns and cities and running design and innovation challenges to support you and your community to find ways to stop litter at its source. 

 

National Day of Action: April 11, 2021

Let’s act together. 

By 2050, there’s set to be more plastic in the oceans than fish. In fact, right now, one garbage truck of rubbish enters the ocean every minute. We believed something more could be done, so we chose to take nation-wide action – and we loved that you joined us!

Our #SeaToSource National Day of Action took place at local beaches around the country on Sunday 11th April, and we had hundreds of people around the country coming together to make change for our oceans and waterways. The day saw volunteers cleaning up ocean litter from their local beaches, learning ways to take action for nature through sustainable alternatives in everyday life, PLUS many cuddles with local rescue wildlife.

Read more about the day here, and sign up to our community newsletter below to be kept up to date with more ways you can take part in #SeaToSource. 

Or, ready to lend a helping hand now? Liter-ally. Find a local #SeaToSource event near you.

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What does it feel like to tackle ocean litter?

Our volunteers at Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia have their say as to why they’re choosing to take action for the ocean:

 

 

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This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.

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We’re here to make it easy to take action for nature across Australia, and we would love your help. Find out more about in-person opportunities to make a difference for ocean litter through #SeaToSource.