An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world’s oceans.

Precious whales, turtles and seabirds need our help. With tons of plastic dumped into our oceans every year, our marine life is swallowing more plastic than ever — and it’s killing them.

After months in isolation due to Covid-19, and spending as much time as possible outdoors exercising the Breakfree team were looking for ways to continue our work on climate while still maintaining strict Government isolation and social distancing laws. So one Sunday morning, our social distancing crew hit the banks for the Yarra, collecting over 8kg of litter that would normally find its way into our waterways.

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world

If you’re one of many Australians working from home for the foreseeable future and are getting tired of the same daily walks, or you just want to mix things up a bit (while cleaning up your local area!), get in touch to join our team – or feel free to grab a friend or neighbour and hit your local streets.

All we needed were:

— Minimum 2 people

— 2 garbage bags (1 recycling, 1 regular)

— Gloves

— Portable luggage scales (to weigh track how much we collect)

— A photo (to add to our gallery)

— Optional litter pickers