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People of Action Unite for Clean Up Australia Day

Posted by Katie Wilford on 5 March 2019
People of Action Unite for Clean Up Australia Day

What do you reckon was the strangest item pulled out of the Yarra River on Clean Up Australia Day? Have a go!

On Sunday, 3 March 2019, the Melbourne City Rotaract Club organised a Clean Up the Yarra event for Rotaractors, Rotarians, and community volunteers. This annual event coincides with Clean Up Australia Day, a nation-wide initiative to inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment. Forty-five passionate "People of Action" stepped forward to clean a portion of the Yarra River from Princes Bridge to Punt Rd. Volunteers were organised into three teams to tackle separate areas of the shoreline and surrounding green space.

     

Fifty-seven different recyclable and rubbish materials were collected and categorised. The top three were:

  1. Foil/confectionary wrappers 18.9%
  2. Pieces of glass 11.6%
  3. Bottle caps 9.6%

Nine syringes were also collected and disposed of properly.

The Melbourne City Rotaract Club greatly appreciates all the help from the community and local Rotary clubs that made this event a huge success!

Have you had a go with the strangest item pulled from the Yarra? It was a fully-functional trolley!

Author: Katie Wilford
Tags: Rotary Public Image News Projects Rotaract Supporting Causes that matter to you President's Weekly News

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