NT Senator Sam McMahon is urging residents to get involved in Australia's largest community-based clean up.
"With research revealing that Australians have produced more packaging waste during the COVID-19 restrictions than previously, now is the right time to tackle the surge in single use disposable items such as coffee cups and food packaging," Senator McMahon said.
"I ask every Territorian to do their part and Step Up to Clean Up."
Registrations are now open for Clean Up Australia Day - this year to be held on Sunday, March 7.
If you're worried about the environment make sure you Step Up and register a site on Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday 7 March.— Bush Heritage (@BushHeritageAus) February 20, 2021
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Clean Up Australia chairman, Pip Kiernan said the "disruptive" 2020 saw a significant rise in single use items, impacting the local environment.
"We know Australians everywhere are itching to get involved and now is their chance to officially register for the next Clean Up Australia Day," Ms Kiernan said.
"Whether you're a first-time volunteer looking for a more eco-conscious New Year's resolution, or a more seasoned Clean Up Champion, now is the time to register your interest.
"Stepping Up to Clean Up goes well beyond one day. It's an ongoing commitment to protecting our environment and looking for ways to help live more sustainably 365 days a year."
To register your Clean Up, sign up to a Clean Up or donate, please visit www.cleanup.org.au
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