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.