July – Lunchtime Clean Up

Clean Up Australia Day, Lunchtime Sessions, Waste

The Sustainability Working Group hosted a lunchtime clean up around Princess Park and surrounding areas on Thursday 15 June. The activity aimed to get staff active on their lunch break whilst cleaning up around the river and highlighting how much litter is making it’s way into our environment. A total of 6 council staff participated in the clean up – with around 100 litres collected in about 30 minutes. The location chosen is directly behind the Council offices.

Some of the litter collected by Mel during the lunchtime clean up. A lot of the litter collected was recyclable plastic bottles and glass aswell as aluminium cans.

IMG_4066Litter collected at the same site for Business Clean Up Day earlier this year on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

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Clean Up Australia Day 2016

Clean Up Australia Day, Uncategorized

Thursday 10th of March Greater Shepparton City Council participated in Clean Up Australia’s Business Clean Up Day. Fifteen fantastic (staff) volunteers participated in the clean up collecting over 100KG of waste in just under 2 hours in extreme humidity! Significant amounts of plastic and glass bottles as well as other recyclables and landfill waste was collected. Volunteers cleaned up around Marungi street, along the Goulburn River and around Princess Park.

Clean Up Australia Day is now in its twenty sixth year, it is a bittersweet event – it is amazing that people are willing to give up their time to help rid the earth of litter but its really sad that we need to dedicate an entire day each year to this. Wouldn’t it be amazing if Clean Up Aus Day was no longer necessary?

Sixteen clean up events happened across Greater Shepparton from local community groups, schools, businesses and individuals getting involved. Tonnes of waste was collected with help of the Parks Victoria and our local community taking action.

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