Clean Up Australia Day
Sunday 07th of March 2021
You will find me at the Hurstbridge cleanup event located at Allwood House.
Otherwise... you might find me picking up rubbish on the side of the road any other day of the year blaring some raddish beets such as the song 'Plastic' by one of my favourite artists Formidable Vegetable
As well as participating in the flagship Clean Up Australia Day event held on the first Sunday in March, we encourage communities, schools and businesses to help Clean Up Australia every day.
There is no need to wait for the day to clean up, next time you see a piece of rubbish where ever you are when ever it might be just pick it up.
I think this is reason enough... don't you?
Let's keep our planet clean.
Join the #PlasticReversolution today!
The best thing we can do is to Refuse and Reduce single-use plastics, Reuse any plastics that you are unable to avoid, Repurpose and Recycle.
Choosing compostable plant-based options are also a great way to make a difference, but make sure you still dispose of them correctly.
Get yourself some reusables!
This makes it a lot easier to refuse and reduce single-use plastics
if you cary an alternative option with you.
ABOUT CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA
Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities
to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
What was started thirty years ago, by an "average Australian bloke" who had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard has now become the nation's largest community-based environmental event.
Of course, Australia's waste challenges can't be solved in just one day, so over the past three decades, Clean Up Australia has evolved into an organisation that works with community, government and businesses to provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainably every day of the year.
Today our focus is as much on preventing rubbish entering our environment as it is removing what has already accumulated.
It is hard to believe that this initiative began as the inspiration of one man, Ian Kiernan. An avid sailor, Ian was shocked and disgusted by the pollution and rubbish that he continually encountered in the oceans of the world. Taking matters into his own hands, Ian organised a community event with the support of a committee of friends, including co-founder Kim McKay AO.
This simple idea ignited an enthusiasm and desire among the local community to get involved and make a difference. And surely if a capital city could be mobilised into action, then so could the whole nation! And so it was that Clean Up Australia Day was born in 1990.
18.3 million + Australians
have donated their time as part of Clean Up Australia activities over the last 30 years.
36 million hours
of volunteer time has been donated to Clean Up activities to benefit our environment
380,000 + Ute loads
of rubbish have been removed as part of Clean Up Australia activities
AUSTRALIA'S WASTE CHALLENGES GO FAR BEYOND ONE DAY
We all need to Step Up.
As one of the country’s most recognised and trusted environmental organisations, Clean Up Australia has helped Australians take practical environmental action for over 30 years. In fact Clean Up Australia Day is now the nation's largest community-based environmental event.
But Australia’s waste challenges continue to grow. Now, more than ever, it’s time to Step Up and support solutions which move us towards a circular economy – where everything is a resource, and there is no such thing as waste.
Australians produce 540kg of household waste per person, each year. That's more than 10kg for every single person, every single week. Of the estimated 67 million tonnes of waste Australians generated in 2017, just 37 was recycled, leaving 21.7 disposed of in landfill. It's estimated about 130,000 tonnes of Australian plastic ends up in our waterways and oceans each year.
What can YOU do?
Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Compost.
We make very little use of the resources we already extract when we could be feeding them back into the resource loop, preventing rubbish entering the environment and waste going to landfill.
Join the #PlasticReversolution today!
Go plastic-free at Reverse IndusTree:
Good on you!
Now as a special thanks for reading this far we would like to offer you a little treat...
Thats right! The one and only... Formidable Vegetable Sound Systems!
We thought you deserved to hear this inspirational musical piece, why not listen to it while you're out picking up rubbish?
For some more inspirational 'eco-music' check out the web page we have put together compiling various artist who spread awareness, encouragement and education around the global crisis we all face together through the art of song.
To keep up with the latest eco-events go check out our eco-calendar!