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HELP US MAKE 2011 THE GREATEST NORTHERN CLEAN UP EVER

Help us make 2011 the Greatest Northern Clean Up ever

Media Release - 15 August 2011 

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.

The Great Northern Clean Up was created in 2009, after feedback that weather made it difficult for northern communities to participate in the national Clean Up Australia Day on the first weekend in March.

Queenslanders have wholeheartedly embraced the event, with an estimated 4,644 volunteers taking part across 89 registered sites in 2010. Close to 200 tonnes of rubbish were removed from the environment.

A whopping 42% of that rubbish was beverage related.  In response, Clean Up is calling on the Queensland government to introduce a deposit scheme on beverage containers to encourage consumers to turn these containers into cash.

The Great Northern Clean Up 2011 will be held on the weekend of September 9-11. Anyone can register a Clean Up site or sign up as a volunteer by visiting www.greatnortherncleanup.org.au or calling 1800 CUA DAY (1800 282 329).

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For further information or an interview, please contact:    
Marita Dortins
Phone: 0415 385 056
Email: marita@cleanup.com.au 

 

 
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