Rubbish Clean up at Otara Park, Auckland
Sunday 16 October 2022
Over 10 full bags of rubbish were collected including several large chunks which has now been prevented from ultimately travelling through the Tamaki River and into the ocean.
The 2019 National Litter Audit (NLA), revealed that over 80% of the litter and pollution found in our oceans and waterways comes from the land, with the United Nations estimating that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of the ocean.
An estimated 3,686,340,000 individual fragments of littered plastic can be found in New Zealand alone, that’s 36,863 plastic pieces for every native kiwi. Through a combined effort we can raise environmental awareness and protect nature.