Litter blitz time

Keep Australia Beautiful Week is happening next week from August 17 to 23. It is held every year to raise the awareness about the simple things we can do to clean up our environment.

Now with the global pandemic situation it is necessary to take different approaches to keep Australia beautiful. While the main purpose of this campaign is to work together to make Australia litter-free, this year there won’t be big groups of litter collectors.

Tidy Town sustainable communities is part of the Keep Australian Beautiful campaign that has been working for over 50 years to clean the environment using different community activities.

Tidy Town chairman Michael Aspinall said: “This year we are organising training courses for the limited number of citizens and community groups.”

He explained the proposed courses are to train community members to participate in clean up activities while practicing social distancing rules.

Keep Australia Beautiful Week also aims to clean the beaches of plastic with the help community members, including university students.

He urged everyone to take part, saying “as an individual anyone can do this while going out to enjoy the sunlight.’’

Keep Australia Beautiful’s Clean Marine initiative is targeting litter on Australian beaches.

Categories: Community, Environment, General

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