The Greens Senator for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the passing of Ian Kiernan.
Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Ian Kiernan was a giant of the environment movement. He used the profile he had gained from his yachting success as a platform to fight for the environment. We all found his love of the ocean an inspiration.
“As founder of Clean Up Australia he rallied the Australian community and then went on to rally the world against plastic pollution.