The AMDI is a network of volunteers, communities, industry and government working to remove and prevent the occurrence of marine debris in our marine environment. The Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) has the following objectives: Removing marine debris from the marine environment • Ongoing monitoring programs • Collecting scientific data on the type of debris found • Tracking the debris back to the source wherever possible • Working with stakeholders to find strategies (Source Reduction Plans) to prevent marine debris occurring in the first place • Working with partners to divert marine debris, in particular plastics, from landfill • Providing education resources and presentations on the marine debris issue to increase understanding and awareness