Rockingham volunteers do the right thing on Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day volunteers on the Rockingham foreshore last year.
Clean Up Australia Day volunteers on the Rockingham foreshore last year.

VOLUNTEERS filled up 30 bags of rubbish from the Rockingham foreshore during the Annual Clean Up Australia Day last weekend.

Brand MHR Madeleine King, students and staff from Kolbe Catholic College and local residents were busy picking up the rubbish, including a lot of recyclable waste.

“It is disappointing to find that aluminium cans, bottle tops, and glass and plastic bottles still make up a large amount of rubbish collected from beaches,” Ms King said.

“This waste could all be recycled if only people did the right thing instead of leaving their rubbish on the beach.

“It was also disappointing to find hundreds of cigarette butts in the sand, easy for some to discard but a real danger to our wildlife.”

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Ms King praised all the volunteers who helped out on Sunday, especially the students from Kolbe College.

“They came down to the beach early in the morning and thanks to their efforts, beach users can enjoy a much-cleaner foreshore,” she said.

“The more people who get involved, the more we can do.

“This year showed together we can make a real impact.”