Elster Creek

Elster Creek : Launch date - 9 May 2019

Bottles Outcomes Total Distance travelled (Km) Number of days in waterway (D)
Bottle 1 Landed on Elwood foreshore 2.23 7
Bottle 2  Landed at Dromana beach 57.7 16
Bottle 3 In bin 2.9 19
Bottle 4 In bin 0.541 16
Bottle 5 Landed at Elwood Foreshore 3.41 17

Elster Creek Summary

Three out of the five litter trackers launched at Elster Creek travelled into the Bay. Bottle 1 took approximately 9 hours to travel from the mouth of Elster Creek to Elwood Foreshore. Bottle 2 took approximately 3 days to travel 52 km from the mouth of Elster Creek to Dromana Beach. Bottle 5 took approximately 2 hours to travel from the mouth of Elster Creek to the Elwood Foreshore. The other two bottles were picked up by locals and discarded into the recyling bin. The litter trackers at Elster Creek tell an interesting story. Several litter trackers travelled upstream and downstream numerous times as Elster Creek is a tidal waterway. A number of them were caught in the litter trap but were set free with the movement of the tides and travelled into the Bay. This suggests that litter than ends up in Elster Creek has the potential to travel into the Bay despite the 2 litter traps.

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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