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Where rubbish goes

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

Litter on the banks of the Parramatta River overlooking Rhodes

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.

Rubbish in the ocean.

Why it matters

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

Penguin caught in 6 pack holder

What you can do

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

Woman putting rubbish in bin at a dog park.
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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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