- A four-metre sculpture shaped like a poo has been plopped on Bondi Beach.
- It is filled with plastic, to highlight the amount of waste being dumped into the ocean every 30 seconds.
- The work is one of more than 100 initiatives taking place globally on World Environment Day.
“The way we produce, use, and dispose of plastics is polluting ecosystems, creating risks for human health and destabilising the climate,” the UN program’s executive director Inger Andersen said.
Plastic production has increased exponentially over recent decades with 400 million tonnes of plastic waste generated every year, according to the UN.
The analysis by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) found about one quarter of the properties had a security held by National Australia Bank.
More than 364,000 hectares of native vegetation cleared in Queensland from 2018 to 2020 had a significant impact on a listed threatened species or ecological community – and was done without federal approval, making it possibly illegal, ACF suggested.