Millions of plastic pieces choking Port Phillip Bay

An estimated 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.

The figure emerged from a submission to the state government by the Port Phillip EcoCentre environment group, which estimated the amount of mostly plastic litter flooding into the bay and posing a threat to marine life.

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