Love Brisbane River
Like the community, we at Healthy Land and Water love the Brisbane River. Since 1999, we’ve shown our dedication via the Healthy Land and Water Clean Up Program, a weekly service which removes thousands of kilograms of rubbish from the river each year. The Clean Up Program collects meticulous data, and over the last 8 years, food packaging has consistently been in the top three items picked out of the river by the Clean Up crew. That represents approximately 17% of all rubbish collected in South East Queensland waterways.
These findings inspired the Love Brisbane River initiative, a community-based campaign which promotes effective strategies to reduce food packaging litter entering the Brisbane River through community engagement and ownership.