Clean up your patch this March

We are now well into the New Year and that means the national Clean-Up Australia Day (CUAD) is just around the corner!

We’re encouraging everyone to get their reusable bin bags ready for the big day – on 5 March 2017, when everyone can help keep Australia beautiful!

Clean -Up Australia Day is a fun, social way of making a positive difference to your local environment. Pictured: NACC’s Coastal and Marine Project Officer Hamish Longbottom and Sustainability Coordinator Emma Jackson.

The NACC team are encouraging all community groups and individuals across the Northern Agricultural Region to take part in Australia’s largest annual community-based environmental event.

NACC is offering reusable clean-up bags to anyone participating in the clean-up event, (but only if you promise to return them clean after the event so they can be re-used in future years.)

Reusable bags are the perfect option for clean-ups and help avoid the need for single-use plastic garbage bags.

Whether you are doing an assessment of your rubbish or not, it’s always a great idea to separate-out any rubbish that can be recycled – so it doesn’t end up in landfill. The easiest way to do this is by having dedicated bags for recyclable materials.

Your chance to help the local environment

Getting involved, and making a contribution to your local environment is easy! Just head to the Clean Up Australia Day website and either register your own clean-up site, or join others on an existing one. You can also get your School or Business involved in Schools Clean-Up Day (3 March) or Business Clean Up Day (28 February).

If you are doing a beach clean-up and want to make your day even better, you can do a Tangaroa Blue Marine Debris survey of what you collect! Simply print-off the data sheet from the Tangaroa Blue website.

So get on down … and clean-up your town!

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