- ‘We’re running out of space’: Turf wars heat up over synthetic grass, April 2021. Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake has a portable cooler full of fake grass tufts that have blown from a synthetic oval in Melbourne’s north and could have ended up in Darebin Creek.
- Rising Rivers of Plastic Polluting Port Phillip Bay, March 2021. Port Phillip EcoCentre has conducted 113 litter trawls over a five-year period to estimate the total amount of rubbish on the surface of each river.
- Litter and plastic pollution found in Yarra and Maribyrnong skyrockets, March 2021. The research – conducted by the Port Phillip EcoCentre between July 2017 and June 2020 – found more than 2.5 billion litter items flowed into Port Phillip Bay each year from the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.
- Rising tide of plastic choking Port Phillip Bay, July 2019. Port Phillip EcoCentre released updated data, showing that 1.4 billion pieces of rubbish are flowing into the Bay annually. Over 1 billion of these litter pieces are microplastics, almost double what was previously calculated.
- Tons of litter fished from Yarra every year as native species suffer, March 2019. Microplastics accounted for about three-quarters of the waste flowing into the Bay.
- Microplastics bad for bay, October 2018. Tiny plastic pieces a huge threat to ecosystem. Article written by Port Phillip Baykeeper, Neil Blake.
- Greens to grow eco hub, October 2018. Port Phillip's popular EcoCentre will be given a $2.75 million cash injection if the Greens win at November's State Election.
- Call for science superheroes, October 2018. The Port Phillip EcoCentre team needs people to help protect our bay, by collecting information and photos of what you see by the seaside. Through citizen science, beachcombing becomes a superpower.
- A tale of two beaches and their rubbish problem, July 2018. Any way the wind blows, streams of rubbish will be dragged to the shores of Port Phillip Bay.
- Millions of plastic pieces choking Port Phillip Bay, June 2018. Port Phillip EcoCentre released data calculating 800 million bits of rubbish are flowing into Port Phillip Bay annually from just two rivers, painting an alarming picture of pollution on Melbourne’s much-loved coastline.
- St Kilda Repair Cafe at Port Phillip EcoCentre, October 2017. Fix your broken stuff rather than throw it out. A new repair cafe is starting up in St Kilda on the second Sunday of every month (except January) from November 12.
- The fix is in: make do and get it mended for free, October 2017. At least eight regular repair cafes have opened around Victoria, in a return to our grandparents' practice of fixing stuff rather than sending it to the tip. Many more are being planned, including one starting in St Kilda next month. Volunteer jewellers, mechanics, clothes repairers and electricians tackle customers' busted bicycles, kettles, hats and clocks.
- Let's Talk Bayside, August 2017. Scouting for change: A young sea scout taking action on the environmental dangers of microplastics has won this year's Bayside Youth Community Leader Award.
Port Phillip EcoCentre scores $600,000 grant for Water Workbees and Clean Bay Blueprint, June 2017. The centre’s Living Water Workbees and Clean Bay Blueprint projects are among 36 new initiatives to share in $3.57 million from round one of the state’s Port Phillip Bay Fund, aimed at protecting the health of the bay and the wider bay catchment area.
Beach advocates shocked at 'worst case' nurdle plastics pollution at Rye Beach, May 2017. Rye has been hit by the “worst case” of plastic pollution ever seen in the region.
Beach cleaning advocate Josie Jones discovered thousands of nurdles (microplastic pellets) this morning while doing her daily sweep of the beach.
- St Kilda’s Veg Out Community Gardens set to come alive with sunflowers, February 2017. Jo Wallace, Salvatori Lolicato and Anthony Gallacher among the sunflowers being prepared for next weekend’s sunflower forest.
- Port Phillip Bay polluted with microplastics, experts say, May 2014. Melbourne's bays and rivers are in danger of becoming a “plastic soup” if nothing is done to curb litter from spilling into the city’s waterways.
- Eco-volunteer Baykeeper program to tackle plastic pollution on beaches and in Port Phillip Bay, May 2014. Environmentally conscious people are being encouraged to join a volunteer movement to rid beaches and Port Phillip Bay of the threat of microplastics.