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Clean Up Australia Day

Every year, from Perth to Penrith, hundreds of thousands of Australians get stuck in and clean up their local environment by collecting and removing rubbish on Clean Up Australia Day.


Clean Up Australia Day is fun, easy and everyone can get involved.


Individuals and local groups can either organise a Clean Up site or volunteer to join an existing site.

 

Clean Up Australia - The Facts

  • Australians are among the highest producers of waste, per person, in the world.
  • An estimated 7 billion cigarette butts end up in Australian waterways, streets and parklands each year.
  • 80 million plastic bags are dumped in Australia each year - creating a serious threat to our precious marine life.
  • 37% of all items collected on Clean Up Australia Day 2004 were plastic - recycling one tonne of plastic saves  enough energy to run a refrigerator for a month.
  • Recyclable material makes up almost 80% of total household waste in Australia.
  • To date, Clean Up Australia Day participants have collected over 200,000 tonnes of rubbish - that's 4.7 million household wheelie bins!

Find out more about Clean Up Australia Day and register your involvement at www.cleanup.org.au

When:  02 March 2008

Time:  All day!

Where:  Around Australia!

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