4.3.5 Domestic campaigns
An important aspect of efforts to reduce nutrient inputs to water bodies is the modification of domestic behaviour. Public campaigns in Australia have encouraged people to:
wash vehicles on porous surfaces away from drains or gutters
reduce use of fertilizers on lawns and gardens
compost garden and food waste
use zero- or low-phosphorus detergents
wash only full loads in washing machines
collect and bury pet faeces.
These campaigns have combined local lobbying with national strategies to tackle pollution from other sources.