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Where rubbish goes

Rubbish can travel thousands of kilometres, moving through local waterways and eventually into the ocean.

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Littered rubbish on the banks of a river

How long it stays there

Some rubbish will begin to breakdown after a few years, and some will outlive you and several generations to come.

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Ocean polluted with rubbish

Why it matters

Rubbish isn’t just an unsightly act. It has dire consequences to animals, the environment, and even your health.

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Penguin entangled in plastic 6 pack can holder

What you can do

Big or small, you can make a difference to prevent litter in your life.

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Woman putting rubbish in the bin
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Don't be a Tosser

See more about the campaign here

Man throwing cigarette butt from car

Report a Tosser

Report Littering from vehicles

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