Northern Australian beaches inundated by thousands of tonnes of plastic waste from AsiaPosted 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.
- Rangers say the amount of plastic waste washing up on remote NT beaches is the worst they’ve ever seen it
- They’re calling on the Albanese government to urgently enter into talks with Indonesia and other Asian countries about how their sea waste could be better managed
- The federal government has funded marine debris coordinators for northern ranger groups to help them tackle the issue
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.