Marine debris can take many years to decompose in the marine environment. Plastic grocery bags take about 20 years, aluminium cans about 200 years, plastic bottles about 450 years and fishing line takes approximately 600 years.

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Whitsunday Locations

The Marine Debris Removal Program has developed a list of areas in the Whitsunday region that are affected by debris, these are known as marine debris 'hot spots'.

View the targeted clean up locations to date:


View Marine Debris Removal Program - Clean up locations in a larger map

 

 





Marine debris removed from the
Whitsunday islands since July 2009
= 171,316 kilograms