Meet the Pollutants

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Feature Pollutant – Nitron

Pollutant: Nitrogen

Source: Fertilizer, Waste Water

Nitron, short for Nitrogen, is sneaky because it is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas. Commonly used as an ingredient in soaps and fertilisers, Nitron is very harmful when it flows into waterways because it causes plants and algae to grow very fast, which clogs rivers and creeks and blocks light to deeper waters.

Here’s what you can do: Wash the car on the lawn to prevent nitrogen draining to the creek

Meet Nitron

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Character Profiles

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Many thanks to Siobhan Skipworth who brought these characters to life. Thanks also to Purnima for the ‘Super Boy and Girl’ illustrations.

Special thanks to those people who have generously donated their time to the campaign including Scott Browning, Thomas Csere, Sarah Francis, Purnima Periwal and Elissa O’Malley

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the campaign or would like to partner with Water by Design to help spread the word about water pollution or 07) 3177 9100

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