Taking responsibility for the small pieces of rubbish

TAKING ACTION: Ian Kiernan encourages us all to join Clean Up Australia Day
TAKING ACTION: Ian Kiernan encourages us all to join Clean Up Australia Day

Take action on March 4 and sign on for the 2018 Clean Up Australia Day to help reduce the eight million tonnes of plastic that is choking our oceans each year.

The national event is the opportunity to bring family, friends, neighbours and colleagues together to take action to protect their local environment  to remove rubbish before it  damages our precious parks, bushland, waterways and oceans.

All you have to do is register your location,  grab your volunteers and have fun on the day.

Online registrations are now open at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.

According to Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and founder of Clean Up Australia, participating in 2018 Clean Up Australia Day is the time to take responsibility for all the small pieces of rubbish that are dumped irresponsibly in the local environment. 

“The key is stopping litter becoming rubbish. If everyone took responsibility for the small stuff, it wouldn’t steamroll into the environmental disaster we are facing in the state of our oceans and waterways,” said Mr Kiernan.

And if picking up rubbish is not your thing, there is another way you can get involved.

Clean Up Australia is owned by the community and in 2018 all Australians are urged to support participants by either sponsoring a site or donating via the website or Facebook.

All monies raised are allocated to the purchase of materials provided free of charge to community, schools and youth groups across the nation – all year round.

To register your Clean Up site go to http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.