There has never been a better time to tackle single use disposable items, such as takeaway coffee cups, food packaging, masks, and sanitised wipes polluting our local parks, bushland, streets, waterways, and beaches.
That's why community groups, businesses and schools are being encouraged to register for Australia's largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day to be held in March.
Clean Up Australia chairman Pip Kiernan said now is the time for all Australians to step up to clean up to help protect and conserve their local environments.
"Last year saw immense disruption to our lives, not least of all to our local environments which have been impacted by increased uptake of single-use, disposable items," Ms Kiernan said.
"We know Australians everywhere are itching to get involved and now is their chance to officially register for Clean Up Australia Day 2021. Indeed, it's never been more important to get involved and make a real difference."
Clean Up Australia Day is suitable for Australians of all ages, community groups, local schools and businesses of all sizes to register and it's free to do so.
Business Clean Up Day - Tuesday March 2
Schools Clean Up Day - Friday March 5
Clean Up Australia Day - Sunday March 7