Pollutions and plastics

Pollutions and plastics

Quick links

Marine Waters

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

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.

Plastic Pollution Patterns in Offshore, Nearshore and Estuarine Waters: A Case Study from Perth, Western Australia

Sara Hajbane and Charitha B. Pattiaratchi


A pilot study conducted in Perth metropolitan waters aimed to explore plastic pollution in coastal waters.

Marine Pollution Overview

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.

Further listing

Western Australia’s Plan for Plastic
WA Government


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.

Pollution Watch
WA Government


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.

Tangaroa Blue and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative
Tangaroa Blue


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.

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