Our waterways are no place for plastic bags and other rubbish. Turtles and other marine life suffer greatly as a result of human laziness when rubbish is not disposed of properly.
Mark and Shadow Environment Minister, Dr Christian Rowan recently met at Wellington Point to observe first-hand and talk about Cleveland’s waterways. Mark and Dr Rowan welcome the announcement of grants available for organisations which assist in the removal of rubbish and plastic items from local waterways. Both agree that there is bipartisan support to further explore these initiatives given the work already done by the Federal Coalition and the State LNP. Dr Rowan highlighted the need for openness and a consultative approach to ensure that such initiatives do not needlessly impact on manufacturers and cost job losses.
Mark believes further programs and projects will assist in reinforcing the important message that plastics and other debris are dangerous when left behind to float around in our bay, however it is also up to each and every one of us to do the right thing. Mark applauds the work undertaken by individuals and community groups, and on days like Clean up Australia Day, however so much more needs to be done.