Clean Up Australia Day has released new statistics on the worst areas for rubbish in Victoria and a local organiser said Greater Shepparton's rivers attracts the most litter.CHLOE WARBURTON February 15, 2013 11:33am
RiverConnect education project officer Bonny Schnorrenberg and Greater Shepparton City Council employees clean up around the river for Clean Up Australia Day in 2012.
With Clean Up Australia Day only weeks away, an organiser says rivers and creeks are the worst spots for litter in Greater Shepparton.
The Clean Up Australia Day 2012 Rubbish Report was released this week and the Victorian statistics show that rivers and creeks are the most polluted sites statewide, contributing 19 per cent of the state’s total waste.
Beaches and coastal areas came in second, followed by parks, then roads
RiverConnect education project officer Bonny Schnorrenberg has organised a cleaning day at Reedy Swamp and said litter was a significant problem along rivers in the region.
‘‘There’s a lot of litter along our rivers and sometimes it travels down the rivers and washes up in other places, especially at river bends,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s usually hard, old rubbish.’’
While cigarette butts and beverage bottles were the most common rubbish item statewide, Mrs Schnorrenberg said plastic chip packets and confectionary wrappers were more common in Greater Shepparton.
At Reedy Swamp, one of the clean-up areas for this year, the rubbish is mostly made up of plastic bottles.
Employees from Greater Shepparton City Council will be cleaning up the Princess Park area on February 26 for Business Clean Up Day.
‘‘We’d really like the day to raise awareness on keeping our region clean and knowing the damage litter can do,’’ Mrs Schnorrenberg said.
● Clean Up Australia Day will take place on Sunday, March 3 at a number of sites around Greater Shepparton. For more information go to www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au
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