Now is the time for the Douglas Shire community to Step Up to Clean Up, to help protect and conserve our local environment.
HOSTED by Low Isles Preservation Society, a Beach Clean up is taking place this Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Wonga Beach.
There has never been a better time to tackle the surge* in single use disposable items, such as takeaway cups and food packaging, all of which are polluting our local parks, foreshores, streets, waterways, and beaches.
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, “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!
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.
LIPS Clean Up Australia Event Details
Where: Wonga Beach Caravan Park, 1 Esplanade, Wonga Beach 4873
When: 9.00 am, Sunday March 7, 2021
What : Please bring your own hat, water, sun protection.
Who : All members of the community are welcome, please note children must be supervised by a guardian.
Contact: Alex on 0498 509 749 with any further questions.
LIPS is a local community based environmental group which seeks to protect the wildlife and landscape of Low Isles and the surrounding areas by: volunteer caretaking at Low Isles participating in Pied Imperial Pigeon counts and other environmental programs as needed at Low Isles local marine education Clean Up Australia Day and other beach clean-ups having a seat on the Local Marine Advisory Council and Terrain NRM.
Founded by Ian Kiernan, AO, Clean Up Australia is the nation’s largest community-based environmental event and one of the country’s most recognised and trusted environmental organisations, inspiring and empowering communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
More than 18.3 million Australians have participated in a Clean Up activity over the past 30 years and over that time 36 million hours of volunteer time have been donated to Clean Up activities benefiting our environment.
Over the past three decades, Clean Up Australia has evolved into an organisation that works with community, government and businesses to provide practical solutions to help Australians all live more sustainably every day of the year. Today the organisation’s focus is as much on preventing rubbish entering our environment as it is removing what has already accumulated.
* Quantum Market Research, Pact Group Community Attitudes to Waste and Recycling Report, July 2020