Northern Australian beaches inundated by thousands of tonnes of plastic waste from Asia

Posted on July 23, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News


An environmental mess is growing in far northern Australia, with wave after wave of plastic waste washing up on coastlines in the remote Northern Territory and Queensland.

Lighters, thongs, scooter helmets, medical syringes and toothbrushes are among an endless list of discarded items, much of it from Indonesia, piling up on once-pristine beaches.

A group of four people cleaning up mounds of rubbish that has washed ashore on a remote beach.