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2012 Rubbish Report
View the national and state-by-state analysis of the 2012 Rubbish Report.
Coke vs NT
Read the latest media release regarding the Coca Cola vs Nortern Territory court case.
Clean Up Australia Day 2010 call for registrations
27 November 2009 - Registrations for Clean Up Australia Day 2010 are now open, so it’s time to start mobilizing your family and friends to join your local community and don some cleaning gloves next March, 2010 to help make it the most successful year yet. This year there’s an even greater reason to participate, with Clean Up Australia Day celebrating its 20th national anniversary.
Ministers move on e-waste, stall on beverage containers
5 November 2009 - Australia is one step closer to dealing with the mounting issue of electronic waste, however action to address one of our other growing problems – beverage container rubbish – has stalled yet again, Clean Up Australia said today.
Don’t Waste Australia: Historic Opportunity for National Waste Plan
4 November 2009 - Australia’s environment ministers have a historic opportunity to address the country’s mounting waste problems when they meet in Perth tomorrow to discuss a national action plan, Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO said today.
Tough fines for illegal dumpers urgently needed
26 October 2009 - Tougher penalties for illegal dumping of rubbish are urgently needed, Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan said today, following revelations there has been a 60 per cent increase in the environmental crime over the past two years.
Clean Up Co-founder and Deputy Chairwoman Steps Down after 20 Years
25 August, 2009 - The co-founder and deputy chairwoman of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World, Kim McKay, AO, has resigned from the boards of both groups after 20 years of service.
Businesses challenged to take up bottled water
8 July 2009 - Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO said the State Government’s announcement today that it will ban bottled water from all government offices and buildings is a huge step in the right direction.
Join the team to win Gold for the Top End
With just over a month to go to the Great Northern Clean Up, Clean Up Australia wants you to join the team and help clean up the Top End on 14-16 September.
Australia’s plastic bag dependence contributing to global marine debris crisis
9 June, 2009 - The findings of the first-ever attempt to assess the impact of marine litter across the world has highlighted the urgent need for a ban on plastic shopping bags in Australia, Clean Up Australia said today.
AHRI awards
The Ian Kiernan award for Corporate Social Responsibiltity at the AHRI event.
Register now to clean up the Murray River near you
23 January, 2009 - Now is the time to register a site to clean up your favourite part of the Murray River. Clean Up Australia and Parks Victoria have teamed up to lead the way with the introduction of the Clean Up the Murray River campaign and we want you to help!
Victorians need to bin the butts
7 February 2011 - Ian Kiernan AO, reveals the Victorian 2010 rubbish report statistics. Results from the 2010 Rubbish Report have shown smokers in Victoria are ignoring calls to bin their butts.
West Australians urged to take to their streets
17 August 2010 - Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, has called on communities in northern WA to take to their streets for the 2010 Great Northern Clean Up.
Ian Kiernan's Opinion Piece - Plastic Bags and Marine Debris
June 2009 - As environmental challenges go, climate change is without doubt the most significant issue facing our generation. But what chance do we have of getting in place the complex solutions for this issue when it appears we can't even tackle a very simple solution for the problem of plastic bags – banning them.
Waste issues mount up ahead of Environment Ministers’ meeting
21 May 2009 - Environment Ministers from each state and territory have the opportunity to dramatically increase recycling rates in Australia when they meet with Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett tomorrow by agreeing to both a national plastic bag ban and the introduction of national container refund scheme.
Clean Up Australia calls on communities not to forget our regional neighbours
8 February 2011 - As the annual Clean Up Day approaches, Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and founder of Clean Up Australia was in Ballarat today, calling on communities to come together on 6 March to by focusing on flood affected areas.
Plastics persist in their natural state in Tasmania
9 February 2011 - Clean Up Australia Day’s 2010 Rubbish Report reveals that plastics and beverage container rubbish remain the scourge of Tasmania.
No excuses left: a national plastic bag ban a must
3 May 2009 - There are no excuses left for state and federal government environment ministers to oppose a national plastic bag ban as South Australia prepares to rid itself of them from tomorrow, Clean Up Australia said.
Orange recycled water project
15 April 2009 - Guaranteeing future supplies of drinking water for drought and climate change-ravaged areas of Australia took a critical step forward today as Orange City Council became the first centre in the country to harvest its stormwater for drinking, Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO said.
Be inspired and volunteer to Clean Up Queensland
11 February 2011 - The Sunshine state’s recent wild weather has taken a huge toll on all its residents, both emotionally and financially.
NT refund scheme for drink cans/bottles should now go national
11 March 2009 - Clean Up Australia today welcomed the Northern Territory’s decision to introduce a refund scheme for drink containers.
South Australia’s sweet tooth affecting the environment
14 February 2011 - For over 30 years, South Australians have led the way for recycling in Australia with state based container deposit legislation.
Report reveals extent of ACT’s waste problems
16 February, 2009 - Over 20 tonnes of beverage container related rubbish was found in the ACT’s environment during last year’s Clean Up Australia Day, highlighting the need for a container refund scheme to improve recycling rates, Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO said today at the release of the 2008 Clean Up Australia Day Rubbish Report.
West Australian beaches are the most polluted in the country
15 February 2011 - Clean Up Australia’s 2010 Rubbish Report has revealed the beautiful beaches and coasts of Western Australia are the most polluted in the country, with an average of 1093 rubbish items found per site.
Protect the picture perfect bushland of regional NSW
21 February 2011 - As Clean Up Australia Day approaches, Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and founder of Clean Up Australia, is in Dubbo today calling on communities to come together on 6 March to clean up our bushland, rivers and creeks.
Analysis reveals regional QLD’s most polluted areas
3 February, 2009 - Roadways across regional QLD are the most polluted sites in the state, analysis released today by Clean Up Australia has found.
Australia’s Capital Territory needs to ACT to clean up its Parks
22 February 2011 - The votes have been tallied and the results are in: the Australian Capital Territory has the dirtiest parks in Australia.
New year dumping of old mobiles creates huge pollution problems
29 January, 2009 - Millions of obsolete mobile phones will be dumped in landfill by the end of January as a result of the large numbers of new handsets that were purchased in the lead up to Christmas, Clean Up Australia said today.
Boozin’ and cruisin’ affecting the Top End
23 February 2011 - Clean Up Australia Day’s 2010 Rubbish Report reveals that much of our precious outback is littered with plastics and beverage container rubbish.
Most people want a 10 cent refund for cans/bottles in NSW
24 January , 2009 - A 10 cent refund on drink bottles and cans in NSW would act as a major incentive for people to lift recycling rates and reduce pollution of the natural environment, Clean Up Australia said today following revelations the state government is considering reviving the scheme.
Ian Kiernan AO announces the 2010 Rubbish Report
2 February 2011 - Australia is known around the world for its stunning beaches and pristine marine environments. However, the huge amount of waste finding its way into our oceans each year is tarnishing our famous seascapes and having horrific impacts on marine life.
Cash for containers a crucial step towards zero waste
1 November 2010 - Clean Up Australia is calling on Federal and State Environment Ministers to commit to container deposit legislation at this Thursday’s Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) meeting.
Study finds refund scheme for bottles/cans in WA is needed
29 January, 2009 - More than a quarter of all rubbish found in Western Australia on Clean Up Australia Day last year was drink cans and bottles, highlighting the urgent need for improved recycling rates, Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO said today
Protecting our waterways begins at home
26 October 2010 - Did you know that every time you wash your car on the street or driveway you are releasing the equivalent of a bottle of wine of polluted sludge into our stormwater system? That is the claim from Clean Up Australia – and the outcome is devastating for our native wildlife.
WALL-E joins forces with Clean Up Australia
14 January, 2009 - WALL-E, waste collector robot and this year’s new movie sensation, is urging Australians to take action to protect the environment by getting involved in Clean Up Australia Day.
Clean Up calls for your old mobile in post-Christmas collection
14 January 2011 - Clean Up Australia is calling for post-Christmas donations of unwanted mobile phones. All mobiles donated will be recycled to reduce Australia's ever growing amount of e-waste.
ACT to ban ‘serial killer’ plastic bags
27 October 2010 - Clean Up Australia has welcomed the ACT’s decision to ban single use lightweight plastic bags from the middle of 2011.
Electronic waste out of control unless urgent national action taken
11 December 2008 - Clean Up Australia’s Chairman Ian Kiernan AO has backed calls for a national recycling scheme for electronic waste and said unless urgent action is taken the problem may get out of control.
Governments Delay on Container Deposit Legislation
4 November 2010 - Federal and State Ministers have again failed to deliver on container deposit legislation – meaning that more waste will flow into our landfills and choke our environment.
National plastic bag ban now needed following SA’s lead
13 November 2008 - Today’s historic decision by the South Australian parliament to ban plastic bags in South Australia should now push the Federal Government to act on a national ban, Clean Up Australia said today.
Clean Up Australia Day 2011 – do your bit for the environment
10 November 2010 - Mark Sunday 6 March 2011 in your diary as the 21st anniversary of Australia’s largest community participation event.
Muswellbrook lead on e-waste should be followed nationally
10 November, 2008 - Local government across Australia should follow Muswellbrook Shire Council’s lead in the fight against electronic waste by encouraging recycling of electrical appliances and conducting e-waste collection days, Clean Up Australia said today.
Help us make 2011 the Greatest Northern Clean Up ever
15 August 2011 - Mackay, QLD - Clean Up Australia Chairman and founder Ian Kiernan AO together with Mayor Cr Col Meng will call on the people of northern Queensland to pitch in as part of the Great Northern Clean Up 2011.
Electronic waste to spiral out of control unless national action taken
8 November, 2008 - South Australia’s decision to go it alone on banning electronic waste from landfill should now add pressure on the Federal Government to fast-track a national scheme for recycling Australia’s fastest growing waste problem, Clean Up Australia said today.
Give back to the environment this Christmas
7 December 2010 - Christmas is a time for family and friends, but the gift giving season is also a time of excessive waste, which can have detrimental effects on the environment.
Waste challenges piling up ahead of Environment Ministers meeting
6 November 2008 - National waste problems are piling up ahead of tomorrow’s important next meeting of state and federal environment ministers in Adelaide, Clean Up Australia said today.
The Community Spirit of a Nation
19 January 2011 - The recent Queensland floods have devastated the nation – but they have also revealed the strength of Australia's community spirit, with thousands of volunteers lending a hand.
If you don’t Clean Up Australia, who will?
31 October, 2008 - Register local sites now for Clean Up Australia Day 2009. Australians generate almost 32 million tonnes of rubbish each year – that’s about 1.5 tonnes from each and every one of us and, per person, ranks us as the second highest producers of waste in the world.
New container deposit legislation in South Australia
8 September 2008 - South Australia’s doubling of its container deposit from five cents to ten cents should act as a wake up all to other states and territories, Clean Up Australia chairman Ian Kiernan AO said today.
Has O’Farrell’s government sidelined the environment?
4 April 2011 - Barry O’Farrell took the opportunity to announce in front of the cameras that a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government would help ‘clean up’ the state with a $103 million environmental package.
Timely launch of revitalised Schools Climate Kit for World Environment Day
1 June 2011 - Coinciding with World Environment Day, Clean Up Australia is launching a revitalised resource Kit to help teachers include environmental issues into their lessons all year round.
Clean Up Co-Founder is Awarded AO
9 June 2008 - Co-Founder of Clean Up Australia, Kim McKay has been awarded Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).
China’s ban on plastic bags highlights damage of delays in Australia
4 June 2008 - China’s decision to ban plastic bags has caused further embarrassment for Australia, which continues to delay a final decision to ban them despite evidence a levy does not work in the long run, Clean Up Australia said today.
World Water Day starts in your own front yard
22 March 2011 – Water is the most basic element of life. It is critical for human health and the health of our ecosystems.
2011 Green Teacher Award NT & National Winner
Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO today announced Sandi had been awarded the top honour in the 2011 Clean Up Australia Green Teacher Awards not only in the Northern Territory, but Australia-wide.
Lead, don’t follow on climate change
26 February 2008 - Australian businesses must develop sustainable practices that benefit the wider community if they are remain competitive in economies rapidly changing due to the threat of climate change, leading business executives said today following the success of the national Business Clean Up Day.
Territorians urged to take to their streets - Alice Springs
19 August 2011 - With the third annual Great Northern Clean Up fast approaching, Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, and Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan today called on NT residents to lend a hand over the weekend of 9 to 11 September.
Business urged to lift recycling rates on Business Clean Up Day
25 February 2008 - More than three million tonnes of glass, paper, metals and plastics is being sent to landfill each year in Australia but could easily be recycled and businesses have a significant role to play in improving the situation, Clean Up Australia said today ahead of Business Clean Up Day on 26 February.
The Australian Car Wash Association and Clean Up Australia
October 2011 - The Australian Car Wash Association, Clean Up Australia and Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke team up to educate locals on the dangers of uncontrolled car washing
Australia Day Warning on Plastic Bottles
25 January 2008 - As Australians head out to celebrate Australia Day this weekend in parks, on beaches and foreshores Clean Up Australia is urging people to be careful not to leave behind their plastic bottles as just one can literally spread around the world.
Communities urged to ban plastic bags as part of Clean Up Day campaign
11 January 2008 - Communities could introduce their own ban on plastic bags rather than waiting for the Federal Government to phase them out or impose a levy, Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO said today.
Are you up for the Scribe-Raker’s Challenge?
25 August 2011 - The Great Northern Clean Up is less than three weeks away, and Clean Up Australia is calling for media outlets across northern Australia to vie for the title of Great Northern ‘Scribe-Raker’ of 2011.
Boost Clean Up Numbers in NT – it’s not too late!
5 September 2011 - Across northern Australia, this year is set to be the Greatest Northern Clean Up ever, with more than 140 sites registered
Record number of Clean Up Sites registered – now calling on volunteers
5 September 2011 - This year is set to be the Greatest Northern Clean Up ever, with more than 140 sites registered.
Boost Clean Up Numbers in WA – it’s not too late!
5 September 2011 - Across northern Australia, this year is set to be the Greatest Northern Clean Up ever, with more than 140 sites registered.
NSW steps towards a Container Deposit Scheme
Today in the NSW Parliament the Greens announced that they are drafting a bill for a Container Deposit Scheme.
They're at it again
The Australian Food and Grocery Council [AFGC] spin doctors have jumped onto the ‘tax’ bandwagon’ by releasing a scare campaign designed to position container deposits as a demon tax.
Campaign opens to make 2012 the Greatest Northern Clean Up so far
Clean Up Australia wants you to join the team to clean up the Top End on 14-16 September and help make 2012 the Greatest Northern Clean Up yet.
Territorians urged to take to their streets - Darwin
18 August 2011 - With the third annual Great Northern Clean Up fast approaching, Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, and Darwin Acting Lord Mayor Robin Knox today called on NT residents to lend a hand over the weekend of 9 to 11 September.
Clean Up Calls on Communities to Take the 2 Minute Challenge
8 July 2011 - Looking for a school holiday activity that is easy, fun and will make a real difference? Clean Up Australia is calling on communities to take to their parks, streets, beaches and local bushland some time this week for a two minute clean up.
2011 Green Teacher Award NSW Winner
Blakehurst High School’s Raquel Spratt is leading students in a blitz on excess energy and water consumption, earning her the title of NSW’s greenest teacher. Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO today announced Raquel had been awarded the top honour in the 2011 Clean Up Australia Green Teacher Awards for NSW.
2011 Green Teacher Award VIC Winner
Jan Hare’s ‘nude food’ promotions, rubbish-free lunch challenge and fresh chook eggs have made her a winner with students and with Clean Up Australia. Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO today announced Jan had been awarded the top honour in the 2011 Clean Up Australia Green Teacher Awards for Victoria.
2011 Green Teacher Award QLD Winner
By showing students how their individual actions can impact a local issue, Queensland Independent College’s Tracey Sheppard is educating a new generation of environmental leaders.
2011 Green Teacher Award WA Winner
Faced with the challenge of a large school with a high waste footprint, Ellenbrook Secondary College’s Melita Harmer has undertaken practical steps to create positive environmental outcomes in her school community.
Just Under One Million Shoppers Say ‘No’ to Plastic Bags
6 May 2011 - A ‘say NO to plastic bags’ initiative by Harris Farm Markets aimed at reducing the environmental impact of plastic bag usage has achieved a substantial reduction of plastic bags in just six months with almost one million shoppers saying ‘no’, and simultaneously raised $50,000 for Clean Up Australia.
Clean Up Australia supports Victorian Greens on a 10c refund on bottles and cans
15 June 2011 - Clean Up Australia strongly supports Green MLC Colleen Hartland’s move to introduce a 10c deposit on drink bottles, cans and cartons in Victoria – a Bill that was tabled this morning.
Registrations now open for Great Northern Clean Up 2011 in WA
7 July 2011 - Clean Up Australia is calling on Western Australians to pitch in and help make 2011 the Greatest Northern Clean Up yet.
Registrations now open for Great Northern Clean Up 2011 in QLD
7 July 2011 - Clean Up Australia is calling on northern Queenslanders to pitch in and help make 2011 the Greatest Northern Clean Up yet.
Registrations now open for Great Northern Clean Up 2011 in NT
7 July 2011 - Clean Up Australia is calling on Top Enders to pitch in and help make 2011 the Greatest Northern Clean Up yet.
Join in the iClean Up
24 February 2011 - Clean Up Australia Day turns 21 this year. To celebrate, Clean Up Australia has launched their first-ever iPhone App!
Recycling answer to NSW waste problems
21 March 2010 - Introducing incentives to increase recycling, such as refunds for beverage containers, is critical if we are to deal with the state’s waste problems, Clean Up Australia said today.
Call to clean up Geelong rubbish hot spot – Barwon River
16 February 2010 - Clean Up Australia Day Founder Ian Kiernan AO, Michael Crutchfield MLA, Parliamentary Secretary, Water Environment and Climate Change and students from the Barwon Heads Primary School will roll up their sleeves and pickup rubbish along Geelong’s Barwon River.
Registrations now open to help Clean Up Australia
9 January 2012 - The race is on to register Clean Up sites for 2012. Mark your calendar – the annual Clean Up Australia Day will be 4 March 2012 and the Clean Up Team has their sights set on increasing the number of site registrations.
Registrations now open to register for Business Clean Up Day
13 January 2012 - The race is on to register Business Clean Up sites for 2012 to green up and clean up your business. Mark your calendar – the annual Business Clean Up Day will be 28 February 2012 and the Clean Up Team has their sights set on increasing the number of business site registrations.
Tasmania needs to act to clean up it's waterways
31 January 2012 - It’s official: Tasmania needs to clean up its waterways.
Victoria Needs To Clean Up It's Rivers, Creeks and Parks
1 February 2012 - It’s official: Victoria needs to clean up its rivers and creeks and take a good look at the state of its parks.
Registrations now open to register for Schools Clean Up Day 2012
13 January 2012 - Australian schools are encouraged to do their bit for the environment and win great prizes by taking part in Schools Clean Up Day on Friday, 2 March 2012.
Rural Victoria Needs To Clean Up It's Rivers, Creeks and Parks
Bendigo, 2 February 2012 - It’s official: Rural Victoria needs to clean up its rivers and creeks and take a good look at the state of its parks.
The Australian Capital Territory needs to ACT to clean up bushland
Canberra, 3 February 2012 - It’s official: the Australian Capital Territory has reported the most rubbished bushland in Australia.
Your small change will make a big difference to the clean up
23 March 2011 - This year Clean Up Australia Day celebrated 21 years of success, with 7,479 sites registered across Australia, and more than half a million volunteers getting their hands dirty to clean up local parks, beaches and bushland. However, the clean up effort has just started for communities still affected by Australia’s recent natural disasters.
Preserve what Australians love most
2 February 2011 - Australia is known around the world for its stunning beaches and pristine marine environments. However, the huge amount of waste finding its way into our oceans each year is tarnishing our famous seascapes and having horrific impacts on marine life.
Booze and junk – our nation’s worst rubbish offenders
20 January 2010 - Australia’s love for drinks and snacks is having a major effect on the environment, not just our waistlines. According to Clean Up Australia’s newly released Rubbish Report, alcohol bottles/cans and plastic chip or confectionery bags/wrappers are some of the biggest scourges for our environment, figuring in a list of the most common rubbish items found on Clean Up Australia Day 2009.
Letter to the Editor
11 April 2011 - Clean Up is distressed to learn that Phillip Foxman is using the establishment of Clean Up Israel as some form of ‘offset’ against the allegations made by DECCW. [Sun Herald 10 April 2011].
Northern Territorians urged to take to their streets
18 August 2010 - Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, has called on communities in the Northern Territory to take to their streets for the 2010 Great Northern Clean Up.
Ian Kiernan voted Australia’s fourth most trusted person in Reader's Digest Poll
9 July 2010 - Reader's Digest has announced the results of its 2010 Most Trusted People poll; with Clean Up Australia founder Ian Kiernan AO coming in fourth.
20 Year Veteran of CUAD Earns National Environment Award
April 2010 - A volunteer organiser of Clean Up Australia Day has been recognised with a national environmental award for leadership that mirrors founder Ian Kiernan’s own journey.
Ian Kiernan Congratulates WA Government on tough new Illegal Dumping Laws
18 November 2010 - Clean Up Australia congratulates the WA State Government on its implementation of tough new penalties for the illegal dumping of waste this week.
Ian Kiernan Congratulates Australians for Supporting Clean Up Australia Day in its 22nd Year
Perth, 4 March 2012 - It’s official: Australians continue to be passionate about cleaning up, fixing up and conserving our environment on the 22nd Clean Up Australia Day.
Call to clean up Melbourne rubbish hot spot – Yarra River
17 February 2010 - Clean Up Australia Day Founder Ian Kiernan AO and The Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC, Minister for Environment and Climate Change and The Right Hon. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, will be boarding the Parks Victoria Litter Barge on Melbourne’s Yarra River.
Wagga battery recycling plant a boon for economy, environment
18 November 2010 - The establishment of a new battery recycling plant will be of huge benefit to both the NSW environment and economy says Clean Up Australia Chairman and Founder, Ian Kiernan AO.
South Australia Needs to Act on Illegal Dumping
Adelaide, 8 February 2012 - South Australia is renowned for its beautiful parks and public spaces so it comes as a big surprise to find that nearly a quarter of rubbish removed by Clean Up Australia Day volunteers in 2011 was from parklands.
Western Australia Needs to Act to Clean Up its Beaches and Coastal Regions
Perth, 7 February 2012 - Western Australia is renowned for long, pristine coastline and spectacular beaches so it comes as a big surprise to find that over half of the rubbish removed by Clean Up Australia Day volunteers in 2011 came from its beaches and bushland.
New South Wales Needs to Clean Up its Beaches and Coastline
Albury, 13 February 2012 - It’s official: New South Wales needs to clean up beaches and coastline and take a good look at its rivers and creeks.
Sunshine Coast Council Named Australia’s Greenest
April 2010 - Sunshine Coast Council has made a bold commitment to become Australia's most sustainable region and has been recognised by Clean Up Australia as the nation’s greenest council.
Aussies do their bit on Clean Up Australia Day
6 March 2011 - An estimated 562,511 volunteers are pitching in for Clean Up Australia Day – showing that even as the wild weather leaves a trail of destruction across the nation, it has not dented Australia’s community spirit.
Registrations now open for Great Northern Clean Up 2010
19 July 2010 - Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Clean Up Australia has announced the 2010 Great Northern Clean Up will be held on the weekend of 11 and 12 September.
Innovation Key To Changing Aust. Businesses Environmental Practices
1 March 2010 – Today, Clean Up Australia Day announces a 25 per cent increase in the number of corporations taking part in Business Clean Up Day: an initiative designed specifically to give businesses the opportunity to give back by helping to improve the quality of the environment.
Australian Schools get green and clean
5 March 2010 - Schools Clean Up Day kicks off around the nation today, a Clean Up Australia Day initiative encouraging Australian school students to clean up their local school ground, improve the quality of the environment, and ultimately be environmentally responsible from a young age.
‘iClean Up’ App for Australia’s largest environmental event
Clean Up Australia Day continues to move with the times with a re-vamp of the ‘iClean Up’ App now enabling you to join the team and get involved anytime anywhere.
Queensland Needs to Clean Up Its Waterwats, Beaches and Coastline
Brisbane, 15 February 2012 - It’s official: Queensland needs to clean up its rivers and creeks and take a good look at its waterways and bushland.
Clean Up Australia launches Clean Up the River game for WED - Education
2 June 2010 - Clean Up Australia has launched a web-based educational game, “Clean Up the River”, to coincide with World Environment Day on June 5th.
Volunteers called to Woronora River for Clean Up Australia Day
20 February 2012 - The Woronora River is the largest tributary of the Georges River catchment, and of great value to the natural beauty and environmental condition of the Sutherland Shire. This year, the GRCCC’s Riverkeeper Program will bring volunteers together to keep it clean for Clean Up Australia Day.
Clean Up Australia launches Clean Up the River game for WED - General Media
2 June 2010 - Clean Up Australia has launched a web-based educational game, “Clean Up the River”, to coincide with World Environment Day on June 5th.
Say NO to plastic bags at Harris Farm Markets and help do your bit
4 June 2010 - From World Environment Day on Saturday 5 June 2010, the Harris Farm Markets Aussie Trust will donate $5c to Clean Up Australia every time someone says ‘NO’ to plastic bags – with a view to collecting over $60,000 for the leading environmental not-for-profit organisation.
Barwon River Launches Regional Clean Up Australia Day
16 February 2010 - Parliamentary Secretary for the environment, Michael Crutchfield launched the regional Clean Up Australia Day 2010 today at Moonah Park, Barwon Heads.
Clean Up Australia calls for action to bring back the refunds
2 July 2010 - Clean Up Australia is urging environment ministers at Monday’s meeting of the Environment Heritage and Protection Council to quit stalling, listen to their constituents and bring back the refund on beverage containers.
Only 5 weeks to go to Clean Up Australia Day 2010
28 January 2010 - Clean Up Australia Day is urging Australians to register for the 2010 event and help double the number of registered sites in their local area. With just over 5 weeks to go, it’s time to mobilize your family and friends to join your local community and pull on some gloves on Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, 7 March.
National can and bottle refund scheme gets a boost from environment ministers
5 July 2010 - A national scheme for refunds on used beverage containers is a step closer, following discussions at the Environment Heritage and Protection Council in Darwin.
Clean Up Australia Day TVC airs nationally from today
20 January 2011 - Clean Up Australia Day 2011 TV community service announcements go to air nationally from today encouraging Australians to do their bit for the nation’s largest community participation event.
Tasmania to ban ‘serial killer’ plastic bags
10 November 2010 - Clean Up Australia has welcomed Tasmania’s decision to ban single use lightweight plastic bags from the middle of 2011.
Volunteers unite to face Australia’s major rubbish challenges
7 March 2010 - Hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the nation today helped celebrate Clean Up Australia Day’s 20th anniversary year, donning gloves to clean up Australia’s major rubbish hotspot areas and clear the most frequently dropped items, including cigarette butts and recyclables such as glass, plastic and paper.
Northern Territory to ban ‘serial killer’ plastic bags
11 August 2010 - Clean Up Australia has welcomed the Northern Territory’s decision to ban single use lightweight plastic bags from the middle of 2011.
North Queenslanders urged to take to their streets
16 August 2010 - Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, has called on communities in northern Queensland to take to their streets for the 2010 Great Northern Clean Up.
Australia Day theft set back for Clean Up Australia Day
28 January 2010 - Thieves have dealt a major blow to Clean Up Australia Chairman Ian Kiernan AO’s plans to travel the country and meet communities ahead of Clean Up Australia Day on 7 March.
 
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