1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts: 2022 Finalist – Waste and litter reduction

Last updated: 3 August 2022
Five young scouts and one female adult standing semi-circle around a man with a whit beard, hat and sunglasses crouching down The 1st/14th Brighton Sea Scouts are a finalist for a Community Champion award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Waste and litter reduction category.

The Brighton Sea Scouts are training and empowering their members to monitor for microplastics across Port Phillip Bay catchments. This 2-year research project set out to monitor and help combat the serious threat of microplastic pollution to aquatic wildlife by collecting and recording data and developing a litter database.

More than 500 scouts and leaders were involved in litter audits, the results of which are now informing council litter management strategies, as well as state government policy action.

Waste and litter reduction 2022 finalists