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Businesses urged to step up for Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia is calling on businesses of all sizes anew to step up and register for this year’s Business Clean Up Day that is set for Tuesday, March 1.

Business Clean Up Day is organised by Clean Up Australia for businesses to demonstrate leadership and environmental initiative while also actively supporting their communities and boosting morale within their teams.

Clean Up Australia is encouraging businesses to take part in different activities such as one-off clean up events, hosting competitive multi-site corporate challenges, or booking virtual team-building sessions to inspire and motivate employees to reduce their environmental impact

Clean Up Australia Chairman Pip Kiernan said that it’s more important than ever to get involved with Clean Up Australia.

“Right now, our environment is experiencing the full force of the pandemic,” Kiernan said. “We’re seeing a huge surge in single-use plastics and unprecedented numbers of face masks, takeaway coffee cups and food packaging littering our footpaths, parks and beaches. There has been no better time for Australian businesses to step up to support our communities and environment.

“Not only is Business Clean Up Day a powerful team-building activity but can be a springboard for businesses to make ongoing changes to benefit the environment by supporting solutions which move us towards a circular economy – where everything is a resource, and there is no such thing as waste,” Kiernan added.

For businesses that are unable to join the Clean Up, Kiernan urges them to make a donation to Clean Up Australia or consider joining the charity’s Workplace Giving Program, which works with employees to make small, regular donations through their pre-tax pay. 100 per cent of funds raised through donations are allocated to the provision of educational resources and clean up materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation.

This story originally appeared in our sister publication, Inside Small Business.

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