Glass drain will show rubbish flowing into our waterways
WOULD being able to see what types of rubbish are flowing into our waterways make you think twice about littering?
Soon residents will be able to see the bottles and cigarette butts building up in Gladstone's storm water drain when a new trap with a glass lid is installed at the water edge.
The initiative follows a study from CQUniversity which found cigarette butts accounted for 50% of all litter in the Auckland Creek and Boyne River catchments.
Now, in conjunction with Gladstone Ports Corporation who will be picking up the bill, the council will install the new traps which will stop rubbish entering the waterways.
The first trap will be near the Yacht Club and cost about $43,000.