Throwing a bottle into Mullet Creek as a way to stop littering might seem a bit odd.
But the bottle Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward threw in on Monday is a little special.
It’s one of five thrown into the creek in recent days and they’re all fitted with GPS trackers to see just how far along the waterways a piece of litter can travel.
“The bottles and GPS trackers released at Mullet Creek, are five of 40 bottles released across the state, which will be collected at the end of the project,” Mr Ward said.
He said the GPS bottles were part of the Environment Protection Authority’s anti-litter campaign “Hey Tosser!”.
“Around 25,000 tonnes of litter is tossed in NSW each year, costing the state more than $180 million to manage,” Mr Ward said.
People can to track the bottles’ progress on the Hey Tosser! page on Facebook.