Clean Up Australia Day

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2020 Date1 March 2020
2021 Date7 March 2021
Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day History

Clean Up Australia Day serves to raise awareness for envrionmental pollution while promoting Australians and the world to clean up their local areas. Clean Up Australia is Australia's largest community-based environmental event. The event began in 1987, when a sailor noticed the large amounts of pollution and junk in the seas. The holiday was orignially only in Sydney but has since expanded nationally and internationally.

Clean Up Australia Day is celebrated annually on March 6 in Australia but it is recommended to continue the clean up efforts year round.

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Clean Up Australia Day Facts & Quotes

  • So far in 2016 about 682,245 volunteers have already removed approximately 16,657 tonnes of trash from 7,117 registered locations.
  • About 80% of the trash removed each year on Clean Up Day would have been recyclable if it hadn't been left to deteriorate in the envrionment.
  • Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.
  • Since 1987, Australians have donated more than 27.2 million hours towards the environment through Clean Up Australia Day while collecting over 288,650 tonnes of rubbish.
  • My life equation is E=1, where the state of our environment is the centre of all things. Awareness starts with the simple act of picking up rubbish when you see it, reducing the amount of packaging we need to get rid of and recycling wherever possible - Ian Kiernan, AO, Chairman and Founder of Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Go garbageless for the day. Try your best to reduce your trash for the day by using reusable bags and containers.
  • Reuse and recycle. Much of the rubbish that ends up scattered around the envrionment could have been recycled and reused if its owners had shown more care.
  • Spread awareness on social media using hastags #CleanUp, #CleanUpAustralia, #Reuse&Recycle and #CleanUpDay.
  • Participate in one of Clean Up Australia or Clean Up World volunteer activities. If you cannot find one in your locale, organise one yourself by gathering friends and collecting rubbish.
  • Watch a documentary about the negative impact of rubbish and pollution on the planet. Some of our favourites include: Garbage Island, Plastic Paradise, Plasticized and The Disastrous Story of Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans.

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