Pollutions and plastics
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD)
Marine Waters provides a range of pollution-related learning resources about the aquatic environment suitable for students, educators and the community.
The Ocean Cleanup
This research explains how new technology and tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) are now helping to create detailed maps of plastic densities in remote ocean locations, for addressing plastic pollution.
Sara Hajbane and Charitha B. Pattiaratchi
A pilot study conducted in Perth metropolitan waters aimed to explore plastic pollution in coastal waters.
Department of Transport
Find out what the major causes of marine pollution are, such as oil, antifouling paints, detergents, garbage, noise and sewage, and what can be done to protect our coastal environment in Western Australia.
Western Australia’s Plan for Plastic
The Plan for Plastics was released in response to community feedback and provides a roadmap towards a more sustainable, plastic-free WA. The plan is consistent with the waste hierarchy by promoting actions.
Marine Debris Project
Keep Australia Beautiful and WA Government
This website provides information about the Indian Ocean Territories Marine Debris project which is targeting off-island visitors to volunteer to contribute to the collection and audit of marine debris, the majority washing in from offshore sources.
REPORTING AND REGULATIONS
On this website you can report pollution, illegal dumping and other environmental matters to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.
Marine oil pollution legislation
Department of Transport
Find out about legislation that applies to marine pollution in Western Australia, including the international MARPOL Convention, and federal legislation.
WAMSI 2 – Dredging Node – Project 6.1 – Defining Thresholds and Indicators of Filter-feeder Response to Dredging Related Pressures
WAMSI (Western Australian Marine Science Institute)
This literature review synthesizes the available scientific literature on the effects of dredging-related pressures on sponge communities using contemporary knowledge of the water quality conditions that occur during dredging projects.
RESOURCE WEBSITE | DATA | REPORTS | PROJECTS
Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris: one of the major environmental issues worldwide.