Clean Up Australia Day
Published: 07 Mar 2017
City of Logan residents have shown their support for the environment, turning up in droves for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday.
Hundreds of people from around 30 officially registered groups scoured the roads, parks and waterways of the region for litter.
Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Councillor Lisa Bradley was at a clean-up at Larry Storey Bridge on the Logan River at Waterford West.
“It was great to see so many people out making our City of Logan beautiful,” Cr Bradley said.
“There were about 25 volunteers from the SES and the Greater Logan Canoe Club at the Larry Storey Bridge and they managed to fill up an entire skip full of rubbish.
“Although Clean Up Australia Day is celebration of community spirit it’s also a good reminder of just how much waste ends up in places it shouldn’t.
“I’m urging everybody to make every day Clean Up Australian Day by not littering in the first place.”
According to Clean Up Australia Day cigarettes were the most common single items found nationally, making up 25 per cent of overall waste followed by chip and confectionary wrappers.
Since it first began, Australians have devoted more than 31 million hours towards the environment through Clean Up Australia Day and collected more than 331 thousand tonnes of rubbish.