Did you know that by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in our oceans?
More than 268,940 tonnes of litter is estimated to be floating in the Earth's oceans. 80% of this plastic on our coast and in our waters, is being generated from land. Litter is often lost or blown from inland, comes through stormwater drains or thoughtlessly dropped. So unless we want more plastic than fish in the sea — it's our move. And we don't have long.
Australia's oceans contain the richest, most diverse life on Earth. We have the third largest marine territory, and our continent borders three mighty oceans — the Pacific, Indian and Southern Ocean. Such global significance brings a global responsibility. We have a privilege and a duty to manage our oceans wisely and with the future in mind.
That's why in 2018 we're recruiting a special group of people who will act to turn the tide on plastic pollution — and we want you! We've got a winning plan to stop plastic pollution choking our oceans. Together can save our turtles, dolphins and sea life from being drowned in plastic.
Take the pledge to fight plastic pollution. When you sign up to the campaign with AMCS, we will email you real ways to make a difference for our oceans.