Have you ever thought about what happens to the shells from a bowl of mussels or a plate of oysters? In most parts of Australia, there’s a high chance they will end up in landfill.
But for the last two years, restaurants and seafood wholesalers in Geelong, south-west of Melbourne, have been donating their shells to a local shell recycling program. The donated mussel, oyster and scallop shells are then used to form a reef foundation in the hope of restoring the once abundant shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay.
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