As well as looking terrible and polluting our environment, litter can cause a lot of damage.
Litter travels through the storm water system and ends up in our rivers and creeks, where it can cause harm to wildlife. Animals cannot break down plastic in their digestive system and will usually die from the obstruction.
Litter can pose serious health and safety risks, especially to curious children who are likely to pick items up.
It also clogs up our drainage system which can cause issues and pose a risk to public safety during heavy rain.
Clean up Australia Day is a chance for everybody across the country to come together and do something great for the environment!