18 February 2015 Make it a Clean Sweep

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18 February 2015 Make it a Clean Sweep

This year is the 25th anniversary of the launch of Clean Up Australia Day.


Since the national event started in 1990, Australians have donated more than 27 million hours of their own time to clean up local streets, bushland, parks and waterways.


In all, it’s estimated that communities across Australia have removed around 288,650 tonnes of rubbish from 145,754 sites across the country.


One of the most alarming statistics is that beverage containers make up a staggering 40% of all dumped rubbish, according to last year’s figures.


Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and Founder of Clean Up Australia Day, said: “It is disgraceful that beverage container rubbish continues to be such a major rubbish problem,” he said.


“The results of the latest Rubbish Report demonstrate once again that the NSW government is doing the right thing by supporting the launch of a container deposit scheme like that enjoyed by the people of SA and NT.”


“I urge the people of NSW to put themselves in the picture in 2015 to clean up your local streets, parks, bushland and waterways on Sunday, March 1, to Clean Up Australia.”


To register your street, a local reserve, bushland, school or business as a clean-up site or to find out where you can volunteer locally on Clean Up Australia Day, go to: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au


  • Business Clean Up Day February 24 2015

  • Schools Clean Up Day  February 27 2015  

  • Clean Up Australia Day  March 1 2015