Infographic: Yarra River Litter (Yarra Riverkeeper Association)

Our Yarra River, Birrarung, is a thriving river for our thriving city. It provides a unique place of transition, both spiritually and physically. View this informative snapshot to uncover unique facts of the Yarra and discover current initiatives to tackle plastic pollution.

Did you know?

– The Yarra is 242km long and is home to 1/3 Victorians, spanning 8 municipalities.

– More than 2.4 billion microplastics flow from the Maribyrnong and Yarra rivers each year.

– City of Melbourne has 450 solar smart bins, 2000 public litter bins, 500 cigarette bins and 230 recycling bins.

– City of Melbourne collect an average 31,000 pieces of litter every month.

Visit the Yarra Riverkeeper website to learn more about their work and get involved in their litter programs.

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.