As a leading expert in addressing the marine debris issue, Tangaroa Blue Foundation is coordinating Source Reduction Plan workshops in seven council regions around Port Phillip Bay in 2017.

Join us in 2017 to help find ways to stop the flow of rubbish into Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River. The hands-on workshops will include:

  • An introduction to the framework for developing a Source Reduction Plan
  • A summary of the top items/groups of items being found in each of the seven council areas (collated from the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database, other local data sources, photos and local knowledge)
  • Overview of the location and effort of clean-up activities
  • Overview of the existing capacity and partnerships in each council region helping to address the marine debris & litter issue
  • The latest news and approaches of tackling the marine debris issue using examples from around Australia and the world
  • Using a partnership approach to develop a Source Reduction Plan for each of the seven council regions.

We are looking for a range of people to participate in the workshops such as representation from different levels of government, clean-up groups, the education sector, environmental organisations, community groups or interested individuals, schools, businesses, associations or industry.

The Source Reduction Plan workshops in 2017 are:

Bayside City Council, 17 February

City of Melbourne, 20 February

Wyndham City Council, 22 February

Hobson Bay City Council, 24 February

Kingston City Council, 6 March

City of Greater Geelong, 8 March

City of Port Phillip, 10 March

To see more details about the events and register, please follow this link to Eventbrite

Registration closes 6pm, 17 February 2017.