Firms urged to join Clean Up Australia Day

| February 9, 2018

The Carbon Reduction Institute is joining forces with Clean Up Australia (CUA) for Business Clean Up Day on February 27.

The drive to get businesses involved is part of a four-pronged nationwide environmental program, which also includes a youth and schools’ clean-up on March 2 and the marquee Clean Up Australia event open to everyone on March 4.

Business clean up sites can vary greatly, but every Australian firm is urged to do their bit. Some companies use the day to clean up at a local area, park, beach or creek, whereas others use it as a chance to spruce-up their own office space and kick-start environmental programs.

Whichever way participants decide to go, being involved is a fantastic way to be seen as a community leader and engage with your staff, customers and local community, says CUA. Previous Business Clean Up Days have proven to be excellent team building events and great for staff morale.

As a Major Partner of the nationwide initiative, CRI can offer any CRI-certified business the opportunity to register a Business Clean Up site for just $100 including GST, which is a 33% discount to the regular price.

“We have found the team at CRI to be highly knowledgeable lateral thinkers who consistently provide new ideas and ways of tackling issues,” says CUA founder Ian Kiernan.

“The team at CRI continues to be the calibre of business partner that I am comfortable to refer to you.”

Over the last 27 years, Clean Up Australia volunteers have donated more than 32 million hours at over 171,000 locations across Australia. Together they have removed the equivalent of 344,000 ute loads of rubbish.

CUA had 6,500 registered sites in 2017. This year, CRI, which will have its own registered clean-up site on February 27, is hoping to help organisers reach their target of 8000.

“This is a fantastic initiative for all Australian businesses to be involved in, whether on the day itself, or at a time that’s more convenient,” adds CRI Operations Director Marvin Van Stralendorff.

“We can all play a part by simply caring for our local environment. Our engineers analysed last year’s rubbish pick-up from Clean Up Australia Day and if the 34,369 bottles and containers collected were recycled, up to 1076kg in emissions could have been avoided.”