Cleanaway and Clean Up Australia will continue to work together for another three years to drive a circular economy for consumer products in Australia.
Cleanaway Chief Operating Officer Brendan Gill and Clean Up Australia Chairman Pip Kiernan have announced an extension of their partnership to 2024.
“As Australia’s leading integrated waste management company, Cleanaway, is proud to support Clean Up Australia,” Brendan said.
“It is inspiring to see how this organisation, started by Ian Kiernan AO 32 years ago, has encouraged millions of volunteers, including Cleanaway staff to take to their streets, beaches, parks, bushland and waterways to remove litter and illegally dumped rubbish.
“While there is incredible community participation in their annual national day of action, we know the charity’s work continues all year round as they work with communities, governments and businesses to inspire and empower Australians to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment while tackling waste at its source.
“By extending this partnership we will continue to work together to encourage communities to operate more sustainably and engage people in being part of the solution.
“There is a groundswell of enthusiasm for recycling, driven by the way we involve communities in the process and give them the opportunity to learn by doing.”
Pip Kiernan said: “Our organisations share a core belief that prevention is better than cure, which means encouraging Australians to think about the products they purchase, including things like food and plastic packaging. We want to encourage everyone to make everyday choices that have better outcomes for the environment.
“Our aim is to help people understand that what they currently think of as rubbish needs a change of mindset. Most of the items in our bins are really wasted resources which can, if properly processed, have another life.
“We’ll be working together to encourage and demonstrate how resources can, rather than going to landfill, be recovered, re-used, recycled or become energy feedstock. This is the circular economy in action.
“Ours is an important partnership. Clean Up Australia is the voice of the Australian community and its desire to look after our precious planet and Cleanaway is the leader in resource recovery with a drive to change the way waste is defined and create a sustainable future for us all. Joining forces with renewed focus will bring about real and lasting change to the way Australian’s manage what’s in their own bin.”
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