Video: Unclogging Earth’s arteries – plastic in Port Phillip Bay

Waterways are the arteries of the Earth.

Plastic pollution is clogging waterways, endangering wildlife, the climate, and our way of life. Neil Blake OAM (Port Phillip Baykeeper) and Fam Charko (EcoCentre Marine Biologist) work tirelessly to understand the growing problem of plastic in the Port Phillip Bay, and how it impacts wildlife like St Kilda’s population of little penguin.

Data gathered through microplastic trawls and litter audits is helping the Port Phillip EcoCentre quantify plastic pollution, with the hope of influencing change at all levels, from grassroot to government.

Shot, directed and produced by Mel Hynes, Filmtime
Featuring Neil Blake OAM (Port Phillip Baykeeper) and Fam Charko

Thank you to Filmtime and City of Port Phillip for generously producing this film as a gift to the EcoCentre.

Make a tax deductible donation to support the EcoCentre to keep Port Phillip Bay plastic-free.

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The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.