As an active member of the Reef Guardian Council program, Council is committed to reducing the impacts of land-based runoff on the Great Barrier Reef. This includes litter and illegally dumped waste, which can end up as marine debris if carried out to sea through urban stormwater systems and wet season reasons.
The Action Plan creates a framework to address litter and illegal dumping with:
- Infrastructure that increases access to responsible waste disposal options.
- Education that increases the uptake of responsible waste disposal options.
- Enforcement that discourages irresponsible disposal options.