The Healthy Waterways group, a not for profit organisation based in Brisbane, is working hard to ensure that it’s rivers do not go the way of other rivers, such as the infamous Citarum River in Indonesia, and have started a “Plastic Pollution Revolution”, which aims to create a movement of people who are committed to reducing their plastic footprint.

On top of their educational and monitoring work, the Healthy Waterways team clean out over 250,000 pieces of debris from the rivers in south east Queensland each year. This is no small feat and should be enough to convince Australian’s that we should be addressing our own pollution issues. Read full article.

Originally appeared in International Riverfoundation Newsletter.