Business urged to act on Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day, Australia’s largest community-based environmental event, marks its 30th year on Tuesday 25 February, and the environmental issues that have raised their heads already in 2020 have led to a call for businesses to really step up and support this year’s campaign.

The call to arms comes on the back of the bushfire crisis that has adversely impacted so many communities and businesses the country, resulting in more people and businesses seeking constructive ways to support the environment.

Clean Up Australia Day provides businesses with an opportunity to support their local community, as well as better team-building and an opportunity to practice corporate social responsibility, while helping create lasting environmental change.

“What started thirty years ago by my father has grown into a powerful environmental movement and we’re excited to continue to inspire and empower individuals, communities and businesses to take positive steps that make a difference – not just on Clean Up Australia Day but all year round,” Clean Up Australia Chairman, Pip Kiernan, said.

Following a 30 per cent increase in business registrations in 2019, Clean Up is looking to increase registrations by an additional 10 per cent this year.

“This year, we also want Australian businesses to step up and think about the positive changes they can make for the environment every day, whether that’s recycling toner cartridges, using packaging with recycled content or reviewing procurement policies, every small change helps,” Kiernan said. “Australian businesses can demonstrate a commitment to their community on Tuesday 25 February. Of course, anyone who is unable to join a Clean Up this year can step up by donating to help us all year round.”

Funds raised go towards vital educational resources and clean up materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation, throughout the year.

To register your Clean Up or donate go to cleanup.org.au.

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