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Environment Campaigns - VIC
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CLEAN   UP  AUSTRALIA  DAY

Clean Up Australia is a not-for-profit Australian environmental conservation organisation. Since 1989, this annual event is held during the 1st week of March. Without the dedication from  volunteers, parks, waterways, nature reserves, and bushland across Australia would not be in the condition they are today.

In 2021 Australians generated close to 67 million tonnes of waste! This significantly impacts our beautiful beaches and national parks. The same appealing sights and attractions we want to visit in pristine conditions!

On the first Sunday of March, WFWP Australia volunteers come together in a suburban location and donate their time to 'step up and clean up' to collect garbage, preventing further litter washout into local waterways.

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INTERNATIONAL  COASTAL  CLEAN  UP  DAY

International Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest cleanup drive for beaches and coastlines. First undertaken in 1986, it is observed on the third weekend every September. 

The most common garbage found on beaches include cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic straws, plastic bottle caps, and plastic beverage bottles. Plastics are especially harmful as they are non-biodegradable. The weather and UV Rays makes these plastics break down into tiny pieces, which then get infiltrated into the environment, become part of the sand on beaches and ingested by marine animals.

International Coastal Clean Up Day has become a global movement with 6 million volunteers across 90 countries doing their part to keep the coastlines clean. According to estimates, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.

Volunteer with WFWP Australia as we adopt a beach and take responsibility to help protect our beautiful coastline and aquatic environments.

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