25 Feb Step Up To Clean Up on Clean Up Australia Day 2021
Registrations for Australia’s largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day (Sunday 7 March 2021), are open at cleanup.org.au.
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 are polluting our local parks, bushland, streets, waterways, and beaches.
In fact, research reveals* more than 1 in 3 (34%) Australian households self-identified as producing more packaging waste during lockdown periods in 2020 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 their local environments.
“Last year saw immense 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 for Clean Up Australia Day 2021. Indeed, it’s never been more important to get involved and make a real difference.
“Whether you are a first-time volunteer or a more seasoned Clean Up Champion looking to get involved, now is the time for you to register your involvement at cleanup.org.au,” added Ms Kiernan.
To register your Clean Up, sign up to a Clean Up or donate, please visit cleanup.org.au
Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 7 March
Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday 2 March
Schools Clean Up Day – Friday 5 March