2018 Great Northern Clean Up
Fri 22 Feb 2019 06:16 pm to 06:16 pm
The Great Northern Clean Up is a great way to get rid of rubbish left behind by receding floodwaters, irresponsible tourists and illegal dumpers.
Those single use disposable items such as small plastic items, food and non-food packaging are among the main rubbish items volunteers generally find. Once the wind picks up and the rain comes in, this rubbish is most likely to end up in waterways where it becomes a serial killer, often mistaken for food by local wildlife.”
We know that when the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on. But it’s not going to go away by itself – it starts with us.
So we're urging Territorians to stop and take a look around you – that rubbish you see lurking in those bushes doesn’t belong there. Next step is to get active by registering or joining a Great Northern Clean Up site at www.cleanup.org/au