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Thousands of Australians nationwide have already signed up for Clean Up Australia Day

(Sunday, March 6th), but more people are urgently needed to address the country’s current waste crisis.

The country’s largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day, represents our opportunity as a nation to tackle our country’s waste problems as they increase as a result of the pandemic.

Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan, says it’s more important than ever to get involved on Clean Up Australia Day.

“Our environment is experiencing the impact of the pandemic,” said Ms Kiernan.

“We’re seeing a huge surge in single-use plastics and unprecedented numbers of face masks, takeaway coffee cups and food packaging littering our footpaths, parks and beaches."

“There’s no better time than right now to show that you care. While we have been encouraged by the strong interest from communities right across Australia, more rubbish is entering our environment by the day, so we need everyone to get involved,” said Ms Kiernan.

“For every little bit that we all do on Sunday March 6, we are showing that we care and that we all have a role to play in protecting the environment around us,” said Ms Kiernan.

Registration is easy, and all community-based participants receive a free Clean Up kit, containing gloves and bags and other resources, with packs for individuals, families or groups available.

If you can’t join a Clean Up, Ms Kiernan urges Aussies to make a donation to Clean Up Australia.

100% of funds raised through donations are allocated to the provision of educational resources and clean up materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation, all year round.

To register or donate, please visit

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 6 March 2022

Schools Clean Up Day – Friday 4 March 2022

Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday 1 March 2022

About Clean Up Australia

Founded by Ian Kiernan, AO, Clean Up Australia is 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 19.5 million Australians have participated in a Clean Up activity over the past 30 years.

Clean Up Australia has evolved into an organisation that works with community, governments and business to provide practical solutions to help all Australians 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.

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