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War on waste: Recycling shells from your plate to benefit the ocean

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.

To read the full ABC news article, please click here.

Posted on 22nd May 2017

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