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March 3, 2021

Australia’s largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day is happening on Sunday 7 March 2021.

Hunter’s Hill Council is urging residents to get involved at Gladesville Reserve.

Last year, volunteers collected 125 kilograms of rubbish and 30 kilograms of recyclables from clean up sites at Gladesville and Riverglade reserves.

Clean Up Australia says there has never been a better time to tackle the surge* in single-use disposable items, such as takeaway coffee cups, food packaging, masks and sanitised wipes; all of which have polluted our local parks, bushland, streets, waterways and beaches.

Research reveals* more than 1 in 3 (34%) Australian households self-identified as producing more packaging waste during COVID-19 lockdown periods compared to previous years, and more than 1 in 2 (55%) reported they are now more concerned about product packaging waste than they were in 2019.

Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan, says now is the time for all Australians to Step Up to Clean Up, to help protect and conserve local environments.

“This year has seen disruption to our lives, not least of all to our local environments which have been impacted by increased uptake of single-use, disposable items” said Ms Kiernan.

“We know Australians everywhere are itching to get involved and now is their chance to officially register interest for the next Clean Up Australia Day. Indeed, it’s never been more important to get involved and make a real difference.

“Whether you are a first time volunteer looking for a more eco-conscious New Year’s resolution, or a more seasoned Clean Up Champion looking to get prepared early ahead of next year, now is the time for you to register your involvement.

“By planning ahead and signing up to a Clean Up event, you are making a pledge to help conserve the environment for the long-term future, and taking an important action by stepping up for your community.”

opens in a new windowClick here for more information about how to participate in the Gladesville Reserve clean up.

* Quantum Market Research, Pact Group Community Attitudes to Waste and Recycling Report, July 2020

 

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400