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Spring Clean the City

  • Queens bridge Square 3 Queens Bridge Street Southbank, VIC, 3006 Australia (map)

On Saturday 21st of September, Spring Clean the City will be running their incredible Spring Clean in collaboration with other groups, such as BeachPatrol, Love our Street 3207, and Clean Up Australia, among others! Click on the link and make sure you sign up! There will be kayaks, lots of litter to pick up, and good fun!

It’s time to Spring into action

"Spring Clean the City" is back for a second year - bigger and better than before! Brought to you by anti-litter volunteer networks Beach Patrol, Love Our Street, Clean Up Australia and the Boomerang Alliance. We will be cleaning the Melbourne CBD on #worldcleanupday, on Saturday the 21st of September.

Through hosting Melbourne's biggest street clean event, we'll be highlighting the state's litter problem, which is mostly caused by disposable #singleuseplastic.

Items like cans, bottles, takeaway containers, coffee cups, lids, and straws are ending up in our waterways and beaches where they are doing damage to marine life. What's dropped in the street ends up in the Bay. We want real action on the main litter items! 

This event is not intended to show the city lacks appeal or amenity due to litter. Melbourne City Council shares our concern about litter and waste. Our aim is to demonstrate the impact of litter, and provide compelling evidence for a 10 cents container deposit scheme (cash for containers) and other litter-prevention initiatives.

Bring your friends, family and co-workers! 

EVENT INFO:

  • Arrive at 9 am at meeting point for a 9:30 am clean start. 

  • The clean will go for approximately two hours.

  • You will be given a map with a small section within the CBD to collect litter in.

  • Once you're finished, return your litter to the meeting point on Southbank Promenade. 

  • Please be SunSmart, wear enclosed shoes and have some water in a reusable bottle.

  • If you have your own reusable gloves, bucket/bag and tongs - please bring these along. 

  • This is a free family friendly event, everyone is welcome.

Bottles and cans collected will be counted, presented and photographed to demonstrate the real need for a Container Deposit Scheme in Victoria. Victoria is the only state without a refund scheme on drink containers. We will show how much of the CBD's litter is comprised of drink-related items. Last year it was ONE THIRD of the litter volume collected!

Click here for map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Queensbridge+Square/@-37.8212476,144.9616632,126m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x6ad66819fc78668f:0x41ed0915e6bc6492!2sQueens+Rd,+Melbourne+VIC!3b1!8m2!3d-37.8464665!4d144.9768768!3m4!1s0x6ad642b2a530d98d:0xdb938a83c15ecf10!8m2!3d-37.8209936!4d144.9619824

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spring-clean-the-city-2019-tickets-60503976021

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