What is little discussed and often underestimated, is the type and amount of debris collected by stormwater.
More than just bags, bottles and solid waste, the water carries with it soil and sediment; chemicals from our roads, gardens and homes; oil and grease; rubber from our tyres; and leaves and animal droppings. All this material makes its way into our natural water systems and eventually our oceans – and the impact is catastrophic.
80% of the plastic in our oceans originates from land sources. Effective stormwater management stops pollution before it reaches our waterways.