The litter trackers that were launched at Dandenong Creek travelled distances of up to 6.6 km before being trapped in vegetation or landing on the river banks due to high river flow pushing the bottles out of the water. The bottles were found in places along with other types of rubbish indicating that these locations can be bottle necks. This part of the creek is densely vegetated with Phragmites and the creek itself has a lot of leaf litter, branches and logs as the creek goes though parkland resulting in obstacles along the creek for litter to get trapped in.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer